Smashed Potato Pancakes Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 25 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 6 cups Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 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.

Smashed Potato Pancakes


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1 Review

Robin 12/3/2016
A 10!!! Deliciou

A 10!!! Delicious!!!!

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