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Loaded Fried Mashed Potato Cakes

These Loaded Fried Mashed Potato Cakes are a great way to use up leftovers with a variety of flavor combinations you can make!

Loaded Fried Mashed Potato Cakes

I remember as a kid my mom would make just about anything into fried patties/cakes with just a few ingredients such as salmon patties, tuna patties, old fashion potato cakes and more. It makes an inexpensive dinner or lunch and so simple to do. For this recipe we loaded up on some delicious ingredients but you can add and take out whatever you want for your own potato cakes recipe creation. Enjoy!

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how to make Loaded Fried Mashed Potato Cakes

Potato Cake Ingredients

Serves 8

Butter
Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Large onion, chopped
Green pepper, diced
Ham, diced
Mashed potatoes
Shredded mild cheddar
Flour
Eggs
Black pepper
Vegetable oil
Sour cream (used for potato cake topping) 

How to Make Loaded Fried Mashed Potato Cakes

Place bacon in a medium skillet and cook on medium high heat until brown and crispy on both sides. Place bacon on a paper towel and blot with another paper towel to get rid of excess grease. Then, crumble bacon into small pieces.

Keeping the bacon grease in the skillet, add butter and melt on medium high heat. Add onions, green pepper and ham and cook until browned, about 15 minutes. Set aside.

In a large bowl, add mashed potatoes, bacon, shredded cheese, eggs, flour and pepper along with onions, green pepper and ham and mix all together. 

In a clean skillet heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Place heaping spoonfuls of potato mixture into heated oil and then flattening with the back of your spoon. Cook 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain excess grease on paper towel.

Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Loaded Fried Mashed Potato Cakes

Loaded Fried Mashed Potato Cakes

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

The Loaded Fried Mashed Potato Cakes are a great way to use up leftovers with a variety of flavor combinations you can make!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup ham, diced
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (used for potato cakes topping)
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

    1. Place bacon in a medium skillet and cook on medium high heat until brown and crispy on both sides. Place bacon on a paper towel and blot with another paper towel. Then, crumble bacon into small pieces.
    2. Keep the bacon grease in the skillet, add butter and melt on medium high heat. Add onion, green pepper and ham and cook until browned, about 15 minutes.
    3. In a large bowl, add mashed potatoes, bacon, cheese, eggs, flour and pepper and mix together.
    4. In a clean skillet heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Place heaping spoonfuls of potato mixture into heated oil flattening with the back of your spoon. Cook 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain excess grease on paper towel.
    5. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream on top.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 527mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g

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