Hello Bacon Recipe Fans! Welcome to the Castle Baconia Kitchen………
Today is a SUPER DUPER easy recipe……….and probably something EVERYONE has made before so this would just be a reminder to many of you just how tasty leftovers can sometimes be. This is one that the Royal Mom’s mother used to make although she did NOT put cheese in…….we just made it BETTER by adding cheese. Ready to see what I’m talking about?
Bacon Cheddar Patty Cakes
Ingredients (for four servings)
3 (or maybe 4 (!) slices of bacon
4 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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.
Mix the mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; stir in the crumbled bacon and Cheddar cheese.
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.
See what I mean? What’s more simple to make than these? The problem is how many to make because they are so good you can’t just eat one or two……..know what I mean? Also, you can get a better “patty” if your mashed potatoes aren’t too “wet”….I suppose it depends on how you make your mashed ‘taters!! They’re even good with lumpy mashed potatoes. LOL
So what are you waiting for? Make sure next time you make mashed potatoes you make a little more than you know you’ll eat at dinner time………………….then have them next morning with eggs and maybe even MORE BACON?????????????????????
Maybe this is the answer we need right now – bacon…………………..it would be nice if it was this simple……………!
Stay safe everyone……..see you next Saturday!