It's officially 4th of July weekend! Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays because the weather is great, you can eat as many hotdogs as you want with no judgement, and there are fireworks. In my hometown of Molalla, OR, there is a lot of activity surrounding this patriotic holiday. We have a big parade through the middle of town, rodeos every night, firework displays, all-night pancake cooking in the park, and American flags hung in every yard. For my family, a big part of the celebration is tasty food. This year, I tried a new recipe- Loaded Potato Cakes. They are filled with mashed potatoes, bacon, and cheese, and they're topped with sour cream and green onion.
These potato cakes are hearty and filling, and they are easy to grab and eat while hanging out with friends and family. The great part is, once you have your mashed potatoes cooked and ready, they're pretty easy and quick to make.
After the potatoes have cooked for an hour, take out your anger and mash them up. It's a nice therapy to work out the previous week's annoyances in a physical way. I think cooking is a great outlet for that in general.
Loaded Potato Cakes
Perfect for the 4th of July!
- 6 to 8 Peeled Russet potatoes
- 6 strips Cooked bacon
- 16- 1/2 inch Cheddar cheese cubes
- 1 Green onion
- 2 Eggs
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/2 cup Sour cream
- to taste Salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
1. Cut the peeled potatoes into quarters, cover with water, and cook on high for about 20 minutes.2. Allow the potatoes to cool for about 1 hour.3. Cook the bacon until crispy and then allow to cool for 15 minutes. 4. In a large bowl, mash the cooled potatoes. 5. Add the 1/2 of the flour, eggs, and bacon to the potatoes and mix until combined. 6. Form the potato mix into patties and stuff with 2 cheese cubes. Adding additional flour as needed to bind the cakes. 7. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes.8. Add the potato cakes to the hot oil carefully. Turn heat the medium low and cook for 5 minutes.9. Turn the potato cake and cook for another 5 minutes.10. Top the cakes with sour cream, green onion, salt, and pepper as desired.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8