Crisp Mashed Potato Cakes

 

Recipe

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2  cup  chopped green onions
  • 2  cups  mashed potatoes, chilled
  • 2  tablespoons  shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  center-cut bacon slice, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4  cup  panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

Preheat oven to 425°.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add green onions to pan, and cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Place mashed potatoes in a medium bowl. Stir in onions, cheese, salt, pepper, and bacon. Divide potato mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place panko in a shallow dish. Dredge patties in panko. Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; bake an additional 12 minutes or until golden.