Bakin’ With The King for Thanksgiving!


Greetings Loyal Subjects of Baconia!   Your King has a recipe to share!

That’s right – but this one is a little different because it’s actually a recipe for something you can make with your LEFTOVERS from Thanksgiving dinner………..if you’re like my Mom you always have lots of leftover mashed potatoes.   She goes nuts making mashed potatoes (blame my Dad because he loves mashed potatoes with gravy).   ANYWAY, this is a delicious little recipe that makes something that’s yummy for the day after – especially BREAKFAST!     They’re delish with scrambled eggs or whatever.



3 (or more!) slices of bacon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4 cups of mashed potatoes

2 eggs

1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)

1 cup shredded cheddar


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices, crumble, and set aside. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.
  2. Mix the mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; stir in the crumbled bacon and Cheddar cheese.
  3. Form the mixture into 8 patties. Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat, and pan-fry the patties in the drippings until crisp on each side, about 4 minutes per side.


Is this EASY OR WHAT???????????????????


Yes I hear you…………………..they are delicious too.   You can make them ANY SIZE you want.    Silver dollar size or larger……..they kind of melt in your mouth too.   What a treat.   So – give this one a whirl on your “post-Thanksgiving guests” who stick around for breakfast the next day OR your family.    You’ll be getting some hugs from this one!

Be sure and come hang out in the kitchen next week – we’re getting closer to Thanksgiving and I’ll have another recipe for you!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go take a ROYAL NAP in the ROYAL CHAMBER……it’s tough work being King AND the Baker for the Castle!

34 responses »

    • I love that it’s EASY too………Mom and Dad love mashed potatoes so she makes them often….there’s always extra – Mom makes potato pancakes for breakfast next morning but this recipe is a little different with the cheese!

      Hugs, Teddy


    • I always make more mashed potatoes than we can eat and I usually make potato pancakes with them for breakfast the next morning – so this is just a little variation of that and we LOVE THEM!!!!!

      Hugs, Pam


  1. Holy Moly, Teddy. How can anyone go wrong with somthing fried up in bacon grease. Mom says that these must be ;loaded with flavor and CALORIES, but she’d make and eat them for sure. Thanks bunches for another yummy recipe. Hope you are having a great weekend. Really windy here, but the sun is out. Yippee! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


    • We had amazing wind yesterday too – Mom says “it goes right through” her (whatever that means). If she had a fur coat like I do, she wouldn’t be so cold. I do think it was nice of her to bundle up and take me outside though for a while…..I just hunker down in the leaves and enjoy the fresh air while I can hear her teeth chattering while she sits in her chair and keeps an eye on me!

      Hugs, Teddy


  2. They sound very similar to Bubble and Squeak except that doesn’t have bacon. Mondays is always B&S when I mix all the leftover veg in with the mashed potato and fry them as little patties. I usually added grated Cheddar too although that doesn’t traditionally go in it. I will definitely be adding bacon next time as well. My tummy is rumbling just thinking about it!


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