Eating On A Budget Recipe 3/8

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM
  • 8 Replies

                Smoky Potato Pancakes


Spinach salad with red onion and tangy vinaigrette is a lovely companion to these potato cakes.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 potato patties, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1/2 bacon slice)
Price: $1.85  per serving


  • center-cut hickory-smoked bacon slices 
  • 2 cups chopped onion 
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leek
  • garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded peeled baking potato (about 2 large) 
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • large eggs 
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan using a slotted spoon, and crumble. Add onion to drippings in pan, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add leek and garlic; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Combine onion mixture, grated potato, cheddar cheese, 3/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and 2 large eggs in a medium bowl, stirring well.
  3. 3. Divide the potato mixture into 8 equal portions, and shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Squeeze moisture from each patty. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; sauté 2 minutes on each side. Transfer patties to a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until set. Top with crumbled bacon and sour cream.

by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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by Colleen on Mar. 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

My family would love these

by Ruby Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

 Looks good.

by Platinum Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Those sound yummy minus the milk =) .. granted i loved potato cakes .. i miss buttery potatoes !

by Gold Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 5:07 PM

gonna have to try these!

by Mandee on Mar. 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM
I love potato cakes, sometimes I make them out of leftover cold mash potatoes.
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by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

sounds yummy

by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Looks good

by Michelle on Mar. 9, 2013 at 9:02 AM

YUM! looks great!

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