Crisp Mashed Tator Cakes
1/2 C. chopped green onions
2 C. mashed potatoes, chilled
2 Tbsp sharp cheddar cheese (I also added fresh grated parmesan)
1/8 tsp salt (I used garlic salt for xtra flavor)
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 center cut bacon slice cooked and crumbled (was out of bacon, but had real bacon bits in the fridge. I used a Tblsp of this)
3/4 C. panko bread crumbs (again, didn't have this so I crushed up ceasar flavored croutons)
- Preheat oven to 425
- heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onions, and cook for 2 min. or until tender. Remove from heat.
- Place mashed potatoes in medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except for the bread crumbs. Divide potato mixture into 6-8 equal patties. Place panko into shallow dish and dredge potato cakes until coated on all sides.
- Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 for 12 min or until golden brown. Let sit for 2 min (to set) and serve immediatly.
I have also bypassed cooking the onions and just thrown everything together. Then, in a skillet on medium heat, add approx. 2 Tbsp olive oil and then fry the cakes until a golden brown. Excellent!