Crisp Mashed Potato Cakes

Crisp-Mashed-Potato-Cakes

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons shredded extrasharp 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)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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