Friday, August 21, 2009

Potato Pancakes


Remember how I told you I had a use for the left over potato guts from the grilled potato skins? here it is! ( you did remember to keep the guts didn't you?)

Well, take those guts, some chopped cooked bacon, flour, onion, seasonings, and an egg.

Mix everything but the potatoes together in a bowl.

Add the potatoes and mix it up good. You can use your hands if you want, but it is one STICKY mess.
Make your patties and fry them up in the leftover bacon grease from cooking your bacon. I found it best to NOT premake the patties, as they tend to slightly fall apart until they get a crust around them from cooking. You could just put a spoonful in the pan and press it down to patty size.

Let them get crispy on each side.

Then serve them up! They're good with a little ketchup, and make a great breakfast.

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • chopped, cooked bacon
  • seasonings of choice (salt, pepper, italian)
  • onion (only if a certain husband isn't home! lol)
Mix together the eggs, flour, seasonings, and bacon. Add the potatoes and mix well. Cook in a little bit of the bacon grease, or oil, until crisp on each side. Drain on a paper towel.

(linked up at: Ingredient Spotlight: Potatoes, )


  1. Bring these babies on over and Ill provide the homemade applesauce to go with! They look fantastic!!

  2. leftover potato guts + bacon = good

  3. I love tater cakes! Those look nummy!!!

  4. My mom use to make these when I was little. I had forgot all about them. That was right before the handy dandy microwave came out and she said she would make these to use up leftover mashed potatoes. We were dying laughing about how there wasn't a really good way to reheat mashed potatoes before the microwave. These look delicious and I'm gonna have to tell my mom to make me some : )


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