Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ¼ cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded American cheese
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1egg, slightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels, reserving bacon grease in skillet; crumble bacon.

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  • Step 2

    Melt butter in bacon grease over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, and garlic until tender and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer vegetables and bacon to large bowl; stir in mashed potatoes, American cheese, flour, egg, mustard, black pepper, and hot sauce.

  • Step 3

    Heat vegetable oil in a clean skillet over medium heat. Drop spoonfuls of mashed potato mixture, flattening slightly, and fry patties until golden brown on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

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