Easy and Simple Cheesy Potato Cakes recipe

Easy and Simple Cheesy Potato Cakes

Easy and Simple Cheesy Potato Cakes

This is the second potato cake recipe we’ve tried and it honestly was a little better than the first!  However, they both pretty tasty and delicious.  This one allows you to add a bit more flavor and texture to the cakes, which in return really amps up their goodness!  :)  They certainly are quite tasty!  ENJOY!

Ingredients:

  • 3 c chilled leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2/3 c cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp green onions, chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp plus 1/2 c flour
  • olive oil
  • sour cream

Directions:

  • In a large bowl stir together mashed potatoes, cheese, green onions, egg and 3 tbsp flour until combined.
  • Depending on how the potatoes were originally prepared, they will vary in consistency; if the mashed potato mixture looks too dry and isn’t holding together, add one more egg and if it looks too wet, add more flour 1 tbsp at a time
  • Divide the mixture into 12 portions and roll each portion into a compact ball then flatten it into a pancake about a half inch thick.
  • Place the remaining 1/2 cup of flour in a shallow dish and carefully dredge each pancake in the flour.
  • Add enough oil (3 to 4 tbsp) to coat the bottom of  a saute pan and place over medium heat.
  • Fry the pancakes in batches until they’re golden brown and crispy on both sides (3 to 4 minutes).
  • You may need to add more oil to the pan as needed between batches and do not overcrowd the pan; also, do not flip the pancakes too soon or they won’t develop a crisp crust.
  • Transfer the pancakes to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately sprinkle them with salt.
  • Serve topped with sour cream!

source: http://www.justataste.com/2013/11/cheesy-leftover-mashed-potato-pancakes-recipe/

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