Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Ingredients  

  • ▢2 C mashed potatoes  room temperture
  • ▢1 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ▢3/4 C flour
  • ▢2 eggs
  • ▢1 1/2 C chopped bacon about 6-8 strips
  • ▢1 Medium red onion chopped
  • ▢3 tbsp minced garlic
  • ▢1 tsp kosher salt
  • ▢1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • ▢4 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Fry up the bacon strips till crispy and drain on a plate of paper towels
  • Pour 2 tbsp bacon grease into another frying pan and cook the onion and garlic until translucent
  • Allow to cool slightly
  • In a large bowl, fold together the mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, flour, eggs,chopped bacon, cooked onion and garlic, salt, pepper and parsley. Mixing until combined
  • Heat a medium skillet and spray with pam oil cooking spray
  • Using the ice cream scooper, scoop some of the mixture into the pan
  • Lightly press down with a flat spatula and cook for about 3-4 minutes on both sides until lightly golden brown
  • Remove from skillet and place onto a plate
  • Continue until all of the mixer has been cooked
  • Enjoy with sour cream, green onions, or hot sauce!

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