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Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Pancakes

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"These delightful little morsels are good with anything! The blue cheese and bacon shine through in this easy recipe."
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1 h 7 m servings 138
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 cakes)


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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels; chop into smaller pieces.
  2. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pot; mash slightly.
  3. Stir bacon, blue cheese, milk, egg, green onions, salt, and pepper into the pot; mash mixture with a potato masher to desired consistency. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour bread crumbs into a shallow bowl. Shape the potato mixture into twelve 1/2-inch thick cakes; dredge in bread crumbs.
  5. Heat olive oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 potato cakes; cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining potato cakes. Cover and keep warm.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute bacon grease for the olive oil and butter if desired.
  • The cakes can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Add 2 minutes per side to cook through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 138 calories; 5.8 17.2 4.8 24 320 Full nutrition

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Really liked these. The blue cheese added an extra depth of flavor. Had to make two separate batches since the grandkids don't like blue cheese. I thought they were much better with the blue che...

Expected more flavor, these were kind of bland. Would add more blue cheese and some spice next time.