Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

These Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes make an amazing side dish or light dinner or lunch! These are the perfect way to enjoy leftover potatoes and the flavor combinations are endless!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (such as cheddar)
  • ½ cup flour
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter or margarine

Instructions

  1. Fry the bacon until crispy and drain on a paper towel until cool. Crumble into small bits. Place the bacon bits into a large bowl.
  2. Pour off all but 2 tbsp of bacon grease from the frying pan and over medium heat cook the garlic and onion until translucent.
  3. Add to the bacon bits along with remaining ingredients (except butter/margarine) and blend well with a spoon or your hands (it’ll be sticky).
  4. Wash and dry your frying pan, then melt 1 tbsp of butter or margarine in it over medium heat.
  5. Scoop up about ¼ of a cup of the potato mixture and form it into a ball. Place it in the hot pan, flattening it out until it’s about ½ – ¾” thick.
  6. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side, until they are lightly golden brown.
  7. For best results, serve immediately, while hot and crispy.
  8. Top with green onions, sour cream or ketchup.

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