Easy fried mashed potatoes. All you need are leftover mashed potatoes and butter.
Melt and brown the butter. Heat butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook until butter just begins to brown.
Brown the Mashed Potatoes. Add cold mashed potatoes to the pan. Spread evenly into pan. Cook until brown. Turn the mashed potatoes occasionally. Cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Before serving, top as desired. (optional)