Fully Loaded Potato Skin Cakes

"Ohhh.. loaded potato skins in a cake..and make ahead to if you want! If making ahead warm in a 375 degree oven for 10 mins. Addictive. Use a waxy potato if you cant get yukon gold/yellow flesh"
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  • Cook bacon until crispy, drain and set aside.
  • place potatoes and garlic into a pot of water, bring to a boil. Boil about 20 minutes until tender. Drain, return to the pot and mash together. Let cool slightly.
  • Add cheese to potatoes, mash more to combine. Crumble bacon and stir into potatoes.
  • Add green onions and pepper, egg and flour. stir until smooth and thick.
  • Dust hands lightly with flour and using 1/2 c each form into patties 1/2 inch thick and 2 inches wide.
  • Heat some oil in a non stick pan (i use just a tad of cooking spray) and fry patties in bunches, about 3 mins per side until golden and crispy.
  • Serve with sour cream and salsa if desired.

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  1. teresas
    We really enjoyed the flavor...I left the skin on...it does taste like a potato skin...hubby and I both were expecting more of a crisp coating...we enjoyed it with the sour cream and salsa...made for "For Your Consideration" tag game...
  2. wicked cook 46
    I also had a bit of trouble getting them to stay together but the taste is so good it didn't matter. Made for Zaar Stars tag
  3. bluemoon downunder
    Delicious! :) In view of the difficulty some reviewers experienced in these cakes retaining their shape, I made mine in non-stick, well-oiled egg rings which I find enable the contents to retain their shape perfectly and which can be safely removed when the contents - in this case the cakes - are ready to be turned. I made the full quantity and we enjoyed these with several meals over several days. They reheat well both in the oven and in the microwave. I made mine exactly to the recipe and really wouldn't want to change a thing. Each time we ate these, we enjoyed them with a generous dollop of creamy Greek yoghurt on top. YUM! Thank you, MarraMamba, for yet another super recipe. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.
  4. CookingONTheSide
    I made half of this recipe. These are very tasty and easy to make. I love the combination of ingredients. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Sydney Mike
    When making these, I reduced the amount of bacon to 4 slices, then crumbled & added it to only half of the potato mixture just before making the patties (wanted to see what it would taste like with AND without the bacon)! The meatless cakes taste great, but those with the bacon are really OUTSTANDING! Thanks for sharing your recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders cooking game]


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