- 2 cups mashed potatoes (made with milk & butter)
- ⅔ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅔ cup seasoned
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (or more if you like it spicier)
- ½ cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- 3 scallions, chopped
- In a large bowl mix the mashed potatoes, cheddar, flour, egg, salt
- In a shallow bowl mix the bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne together.
- Mix the cream cheese and chives together.
- Scoop up about 2 teaspoons of the cream cheese and roll it into a ball.
- Scoop up ¼ cup of potato mixture flatten it into a thick patty and place the cream cheese in the center. Wrap the potato patty around it and drop it into the crumbs.
- Coat with the crumbs and gently flatten into a ½-inch thick patty.
- Repeat until all the patties are made. Refrigerate 20 - 30 minutes. This will help the patties keep their shape.
- In a large frying pan over medium - heat enough oil to generously cover the bottom of the pan and add a pat of butter.
- Fry the patties in batches 2 - 3 minutes per side. Remove to paper towels to drain.
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
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Potato pancakes kicked up a notch with a melty scallion cream cheese filling and a crunchy breadcrumb coating. They’re a great way to re-purpose leftover mashed potatoes into an entirely different dish.
In addition to the mashed potatoes, they also have cheddar cheese, egg, and flour with a dusting of seasoned bread crumbs mixed with a little cayenne pepper to help them crisp up and perk up.
To make them balls of cream cheese are enveloped inside a potato patty, dunked in bread crumbs then gently flattened.
The secret to having them hold their shape is to refrigerate them for a few minutes before cooking and to not flatten them down too much.
They’re pan-fried in oil along with a little butter to help them turn golden brown quickly and for added flavor.
Hot from the fryer they’re completely and utterly irresistible.
Just see how many make it to the table.