This will make 12 patties but easily doubles
Full time: 20 minutes (includes 2 cooking batches, but not mashed potato cook time)
2 cups mashed potatoes, room temp
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 tbsp chopped parsley, dried
1/2 tsp salt
Vegetable oil for frying
Start with the mashed potatoes in a bowl.
Add in all remaining ingredients, mix well to fully incorporate. This will appear to be a very crumbly dough.
If you reach in and work with it, it will stick together quite well.
Next form meat ball size balls from potato mixture and give then a little press to slightly flatten them.
In a saute pan, add oil just to bring it up about 1/4" to 1/2" deep over medium high heat.
Once oil is hot, carefully add in patties.
Cook for 2-4 minutes per side or until golden.
Carefully, flip over and cook additional 2-4 minutes.
Remove carefully using a slotted spoon.
Move them to a plate or bowl lined with paper towels to let them dry out of excess oil.