Bobby’s Lighter Smashed Potato Cakes

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By Bobby Deen

224 Fewer Calories
8g Less Fat

Ingredients

3 slices reduced-fat center-cut bacon, chopped
3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 pounds)
4 garlic cloves, peeled and cut lengthwise in half
1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek-style yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups plain Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
3 scallions, finely chopped
4 teaspoons canola oil

Directions

Spray a small nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, 3 – 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Place the potatoes and garlic in a large pot with enough water to cover by 2 inches; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until fork-tender, about 20 minutes; drain. Return the potatoes and garlic to the pot. Mash with the yogurt, broth, salt, and pepper, until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup panko, the cheese, scallions, and bacon. Shape into eight (3-inch) patties. Place the remaining 3/4 cup Panko in a shallow dish and dredge the patties into the crumbs.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the potato cakes and cook until browned and crisp, 3 – 4 minutes per side. Carefully transfer to a serving platter. Repeat with the remaining oil and potato cakes. Serve hot.

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 8 servings  

Per Serving: (1 potato cake) 218 Cal (22% from Fat, 16% from Protein, 62% from Carb); 7 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 26 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 58 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 455 mg Sodium; 6 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Smashed Potato Cakes
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
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in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am