Rich-tasting potato fritters.
You can easily use leftover mashed potato, or in a pinch, whip up some instant mashed (gasp). This makes 3 cakes each for 2 people. You can easily double and triple the recipe. These are good freeze-ahead items, by the way. It's not absolutely vital that the potatoes be cold before you start working with them, so don't hang yourself if they're not, it just makes them easier to work with. If you have a problem with them sticking because you don't have a non-stick pan -- or yours is shot! -- try pressing each side first in some corn meal.