Smashed Potato Pancakes

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Smashed Potato Pancakes Smashed Potato Pancakes

Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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6 cups Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs, 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, room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil





In a large Dutch oven, add the potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; then reduce heat, and simmer until tender about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well and add to a large bowl.

Mash the potatoes with the garlic and salt and pepper. Fold in 2 1/2 cups of the panko, the egg, cheese, bacon, onion, butter, and the sour cream. Form the potato mixture into 3-inch patties. Put the remaining 1 cup of panko in a shallow dish and dredge the potato patties in the crumbs.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the potato patties, and cook until brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Arrange on a serving platter and serve immediately.

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I am a 62 year old working grandmother of four beautiful growing grandsons who love my home cooking. Everything is made from scratch,unlike that of their Mommas. Every Sunday all 4 grandsons know they are eating healthy at Mams home. They will try anything I put on the table.There are sometimes problems when it comes to fruits and veggies. What I do is let them pick between 2 fruits and 2 vegetables. But I make a deal with them. Whatever they choose I will make but I also choose 2 and in order to have what they chose they have to try mine also. If they choose corn than I also make asparagus. The boys may not like it but they do try it! Sometimes it actually works. Their favorite meal is Breaded Bonelss Pork Chops ( fried )in olive oil. I use a milk bath then coat them with seasoned breadcrumbs, mashed potatoes. Instead of butter and milk I use chicken broth with Mrs. Dash seasoning for the mashed potatos. Always applesauce! They all love it! Refreshments: a glass of ice water and usually 1% milk or homemade iced tea with Spenda. they don't know the difference. I don't know any grandma who doesn't go overboard on dessert. Mine is 2 layer ( eggless ) chocolate cake. Believe me, I do want my boys to eat healthy. Even if it's only once a week! BTW: Did I mention I am a Diabetic? Ms. Deen I enjoy your program and watch it whenever I have the chance. I believe it isn't the cooking shows on TV that has made our youth obese. It is the availability of fast foods.Not just the ones that are on Resturant Row but the quick foods that are purchased in grocery stores, plus the lack of outdoor activities. We as parents and grandparents need to get them away from the indoor activities ( video games,computers,cell phones ) and outdoors (walking,bike riding,playing basketball,soccer,baseball,weight lifting,golf,etc. Ican honestly say my grandsons are involved in many outdoor activities. Hopefully they keep up their active lifestyle!!!!!! I will continue watching your cooking show and your son Bobby's new show. From my kitchen to yours. As they say in Pa. " Luv Youins "

By Isabel on February 02, 2012


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By Alma Tubens on March 12, 2011


Hey Paula Thank you so much for sharing your vast knowledge of "good ole' Southern Style" cooking. I truely enjoy learning from you. When I make your recipes, I feel like a little girl in my Grandma's kitchen again. She was originaly from Arkansas. Thank you, you wonderful Southern Belle, Cheryl Smith Slebodnik

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