Smashed Potato Cake

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Smashed Potato Cake Smashed Potato Cake

Servings: 14 cakes
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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6 cups cubed (1-inch) Yukon gold potatoes
3 1/2 cups panko, divided
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sour cream
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil





In a large Dutch oven, combine potatoes and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender. Drain well and mash.

In a large bowl, combine potatoes, 2 cups panko, egg, cheese, bacon, onion, butter, sour cream, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form potatoes into 3-inch patties; dredge in remaining panko.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potato patties, and cook, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until brown and crisp. Serve immediately.

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What is panko?

By linda webb on July 01, 2012


just watched your show with the two girls who grew up with your boys; what fun you must have had; question: please tell me again measurments used and ingredient replacements when using a box cake. Thanks

By Linnea Denis on May 21, 2012


I watch your show faithfully an always have paper an pen handy,love your southern cooking an have tried many, I was a restaurant cook an sure wish i had some of your recipes then,they would have been a big hit,you are a cool lady.

By Lorraine-Boisclair on November 21, 2011


reaaly enjoy ur recipes.especially those potatoes

By Linda prescott on July 26, 2011


The family loved loved loved this .They want me to cook them for breakfast.Very easy to make and is a great way to use leftover mashed potaotes

By tmvp on June 28, 2011


These were really good and they go with so many different meal choices. My dinner guests couldn't stop eating them. They are a great base for you to be creative and create your own dish on.

By HollyWalker on June 08, 2011


I just love these!!! wonderrrfullll smile Thanks Paula!

By Nancy on February 11, 2011


this is just the best!!! if you love the wonderful potato you will love, these!! smile

By Anonymous on February 11, 2011


Words cannot describe how good these are. It is your favorite baked potato fully loaded... then fried. So good the only thing is that the do fall apart while flipping, but that is probably my error.AMAZING!!!!!

By Anonymous on March 24, 2010

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