Friday, July 26, 2013

Mashed Potato Cakes

Let me just start this post by saying "Hash Browns+Mashed Potatoes+Baked Potato." Do I have your attention yet? I thought that might do it. This side dish brings it all together: The crispy outside of griddle hash browns, the smooth, creamy goodness of mashed potatoes and the cheese, bacon and sour cream toppings of a baked potato. It's just ridiculous. I don't really need to say much more than that so without further adieu....let me present Mashed Potato Cakes.

3-4 cups mashed potato
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
2 Tbsp butter
1 egg
1 egg white
2/3 cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded (I use Cabot 50% reduced fat)
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp chive (dried or fresh)
2 Tbsp Hormel Real Bacon Bits
Reduced Fat sour cream
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp olive oil
extra bacon bits for garnishing

In a bowl combine potato, bread crumbs, butter, egg, egg white, cheese, garlic, chive, bacon bits, salt and pepper. Stir well. Make 10-12 patties (or cakes) out of the potato mixture using approximately 3 Tbsp of mixture per patty. You can lay the patties on wax paper while completing the patty making process. Heat a skillet over Med-High heat and drizzle 1 Tbsp of olive oil in the skillet. Place 4 patties in the skillet and pan-fry until it becomes a dark golden brown. Flip the patty and cook the other side. You will do 3 batches of 4, drizzling 1 Tbsp of olive oil between each batch. Once all the cakes are cooked, you can top with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of bacon bits to garnish. Serve and enjoy!

1 comment:

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