Mashed Potato Pancakes with Bacon and Onions

Mashed Potato Pancakes with Bacon and Onions
Mashed Potato Pancakes with Bacon and Onions

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    teaspoon butter or margarine

  • 1

    medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 3

    cups cold mashed potatoes

  • 1

    large egg

  • 2

    tablespoons shredded onion

  • 2

    tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoon butter or margarine

  • Sour cream (optional)

Directions

Fry bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1/2 teaspoon fat. Crumble and set aside 3 strips for the pancakes and 2 strips for the topping.Heat 1 teaspoon butter and reserved 1/2 teaspoon bacon fat in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter stops foaming. Add onion and salt; cook, stirring often, 10 to 12 minutes until onion is browned. Remove to a small bowl; cover to keep warm. Do not clean skillet.Meanwhile mix potatoes, egg, shredded onion and the 3 crumbled strips bacon in a bowl until well blended. Sprinkle flour on a sheet of wax paper. Form potatoes into 6 patties. Turn in flour to coat lightly.Heat 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over medium heat until butter stops foaming. Fry potato patties 4 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Remove to serving platter. Top with onions and remaining crumbled bacon. Serve with sour cream if desired.

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