Smashed Potato Pancakes
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Servings: 15
- 6 cups peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 1/2 cups divided panko breadcrumbs
- 1 large lightly beaten egg
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1/4 cup room temperature butter
- 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.