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LOADED MASHED POTATO CAKES

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These Leftover 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!



Mashed potato pancakes make leftover mashed potatoes (with a few easy additions), into a new family favorite!

You can just add a little cheese and seasonings to make a side but if you want to turn this into a light meal or hearty lunch, add in some leftover chicken or turkey (or even stuffing)!



And this Mashed potatoes are easy to make !!

You can really get creative with the seasonings and add ins in this easy recipe!  Pretty much anything in your fridge is game… add some spices & herbs, a little bit of meat/protein and whatever veggies you have on hand!

LOADED MASHED POTATO CAKES RECIPE
These Leftover 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!



INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese such as cheddar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 medium onion chopped (or 1/4 cup green onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 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 cook the garlic, and white onion if using, over medium heat until translucent. (If using green onion, no need to precook).
  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 1/4 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 1/2 – 3/4″ 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. veggies you have on hand!


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