September 16, 2012

Bacon lovers potato cakes

This weekend my sister came to visit. In true fashion we made food that was oh so good! Yesterday it was Fall Meat loaf  (new blog coming soon!) and today it was potato cakes for breakfast. So for my first guest recipe I introduce my sister Rebecca's, Bacon Lover's Potato Cakes!

Potato Cakes
1 1/2 C Mashed potatoes (We used left over garlic mashed potatoes but any are fine)
   1/2 C Crispy bacon bits
      1 C Chopped spinach
   1/4 C Flour
   1/4 C Parmesan cheese
   1/4 C Mayonnaise
      2 Eggs
    1/2 t Black pepper

 For coating:
      1 C Bread crumbs (Plain or seasoned)
   1/2 C Flour
       1 t Italian seasoning (optional)

Cook bacon then drain grease and remove bacon. Add spinach to same pan and sautee`. Set aside to cool when done.

In separate bowl add potatoes, cheese, flour, egg, mayo and seasonings. Mix together then fold in bacon and spinach.

In shallow dish combine bread crumbs, flour and Italian seasoning for the coating.

Drop about a 1/4 of a cup of the potato mixture into the coating and shape into a 3" diameter patty. Pressing crumbs into the patty gently.

Coat frying pan with vegetable based oil and butter (50/50) then bring to temperature on medium/high heat. Drop potato cake into oil to cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Try topping with egg, sour cream or more bacon! Now EAT!!!

***Note: If potato cake is not hot in the middle but brown,
you may want to cook for a little while longer to ensure the egg is cooked all the way.***

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