Friday, January 4, 2013

Cheesy Garlic Potato Patties

My mom gave me this idea after a holiday dinner when we had a lot of mashed potatoes left over. It was genius! It's a great way to enjoy mashed potatoes. Soft, cheesy and velvety on the inside and crispy golden on the outside. We used real potatoes but instant would work just fine!

Cheesy Potato Patties
  • Medium sized bowl of mashed potatoes (stiff yet velvety)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 3-5 eggs
  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp oil
It works best if your mashed potatoes have been refrigerated over night and are very cold. They are easier to form and hold shape. Stir in 1 tsp garlic, salt & pepper and 2 1/2 cups of shredded cheese. Shape into patties and set aside on plate. In a soup plate add 3-5 whisked eggs. In a second soup plate add 2 cups bread crumbs. Stir garlic and 1/2 shredded cheese into bread crumbs. Heat up a skillet to medium high heat and add 3 Tbsp oil. Dip patties in egg mixture coating both sides evenly and then roll in bread crumb mixture, until all sides are covered. Place patties right away into hot skillet. Fry until golden brown on the outside. Serve with your dipping sauce of choice!

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