I always seem to have leftover mashed potatoes in my fridge. This is a great recipe to use them up.

Rae
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

486 calories; 30.2 g total fat; 160 mg cholesterol; 1342 mg sodium. 36.5 g carbohydrates; 16.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
OMG! OMG! OMG! Saw this yesterday while surfing the site. Hours later was checking the fridge for something to whip up quickly and BINGO there were the mashed potatoes a pack of bacon and some shredded cheddar. Was running late- dinner a must in 45 mins. OK Lets try this! OMG! It was quick easy and out of this world good.Served them up with some baked eggs and fresh fruit for a quick dinner and was instantly hailed as a kitchen hero by 4 HUNGRY teens. Thanks rae! this one will definitely be a permanent keeper in my house. LOL my hollow legged 19 yr old just walked by and asked if he could make these for breakfast!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2011
I like the idea of all the ingredents, but you need to be very careful on the consistency of the mash potatoes. If they do not hold together on their own like a pattie when you cook them they will fall apart. If you need to add flour or bead crumbs. Read More
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62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
OMG! OMG! OMG! Saw this yesterday while surfing the site. Hours later was checking the fridge for something to whip up quickly and BINGO there were the mashed potatoes a pack of bacon and some shredded cheddar. Was running late- dinner a must in 45 mins. OK Lets try this! OMG! It was quick easy and out of this world good.Served them up with some baked eggs and fresh fruit for a quick dinner and was instantly hailed as a kitchen hero by 4 HUNGRY teens. Thanks rae! this one will definitely be a permanent keeper in my house. LOL my hollow legged 19 yr old just walked by and asked if he could make these for breakfast!!! Read More
(224)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
OMG! OMG! OMG! Saw this yesterday while surfing the site. Hours later was checking the fridge for something to whip up quickly and BINGO there were the mashed potatoes a pack of bacon and some shredded cheddar. Was running late- dinner a must in 45 mins. OK Lets try this! OMG! It was quick easy and out of this world good.Served them up with some baked eggs and fresh fruit for a quick dinner and was instantly hailed as a kitchen hero by 4 HUNGRY teens. Thanks rae! this one will definitely be a permanent keeper in my house. LOL my hollow legged 19 yr old just walked by and asked if he could make these for breakfast!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2011
Potatoe cakes are an iffy animal. Couple of tips: If they seem to not hold together well try adding a little flour to help thicken them up and also it is a must that they be well browned before you try to turn them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2011
Rae: I tried making these cakes and had a heck of a time trying to keep them together when browning them. They fell apart completely so I just mushed them all together and the result was still outstanding. I just read your note about potatoes being cold when making the recipe. My potatoes were NOT cold so now I know what I did wrong. I'm trying it again with cold potatoes because the flavor was awesome and I'm not giving up! Now you know why I am the "recipe mangler." Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/21/2011
I like the idea of all the ingredents, but you need to be very careful on the consistency of the mash potatoes. If they do not hold together on their own like a pattie when you cook them they will fall apart. If you need to add flour or bead crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2011
Awesome! I had made 'Baked Potato Skins' last night so I had all the insides that I needed to do something with and this was perfect for that! I mashed up the insides and mixed in some melted butter milk salt and pepper and then proceeded w/ the recipe. I used my large cookie scoop to portion the mixture into the pan and then just flattened them and let them cook. These had great flavor (loved that these were fried in the bacon grease) and sort of reminded me of a cheesy hashbrown YUM! We make something similar to these except putting more of an Italian spin on them...this is a wonderful alternative to those and one I will be making again! Thanks Rae for sharing such a great recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2011
A waste of some really good mashed potatoes. I always make a new recipe as it calls for even added one more slice of bacon. Came out dry and the flavors never came through. Removing from my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2011
Was OK - nothing to write home about. I needed to use less potatoes and make smaller patties Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2012
I used a bit more bacon and added some bread crumbs. They browned up nicely in some butter. Good way to use up left over mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2012
Made these and mixed panko bread crumbs with recipe. Did not use bacon because I had none but did cook in a light mixture of butter and olive oil. Fabulous! Thank you for a great recipe. Read More
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