Mashed potatoes are a great side dish and easy to make but sometimes you end up with leftovers that you want to change up. These Baked Mashed Potato Pancakes are flavorful and a healthy option compared to frying. Also, with Hanukkah coming up this weekend, this is a great recipe if you have no choice but to avoid the fried foods. While I know oil has important significance, if you are under doctors orders to avoid those foods you can still try to enjoy an alternative, you can also remove the bacon to make them diet compliant! Either way, these are a great way to use up your leftover potatoes!
1.5 cup cold mashed potatoes (see here)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 slices bacon, cooked crisps and crumbled
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
2) In a large bowl combine mashed potatoes, egg, flour, cheddar cheese, bacon and garlic powder. Add breadcrumbs in separate bowl.
3) Grab a golf ball size amount of potato mixture and roll it in the breadcrumbs. Flatten into a pancake shape and place onto baking sheet. Continue with remaining potatoes.
4) Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.