Potato Cakes With Pancetta and Melted Cheese

Recipe by Jan-Luvs2Cook
READY IN: 25mins




  • Use thinly sliced pancetta or you could use streaky bacon I suppose - I'm sure it would be just as nice.
  • Slice the cheese into thinnish slices.
  • Grate the cold potatoes using the coarse side of the grater.
  • Using a large non stick frying pan (Large - so you can use it to fry the potato cakes afterwards).
  • Fry the slices of pancetta until the fat turns golden. Then remove and set to one side.
  • Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
  • Shape with your hands into flat patties - you should have enough to make about six.
  • Melt the butter with the olive oil in the pan. When the butter starts to fizz, using a slotted metal slice, slide three of the potato cakes inches Be careful as you do that they don't spit.
  • Cook over a moderate heat until they are golden underneath.
  • Now carefully, so they don't break, turn them over. If they do break don't fuss just shape them best you can and carry on - they'll taste just as good.
  • Cook until both sides are golden.
  • Take them out and keep warm while you repeat with the remaining cakes.
  • Return the cooked cakes to the pan.
  • Divide the cooked pancetta between the cakes and lay the cheese on top.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and continue to cook for a couple of minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve immediately.