Mashed Potato Patties

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the potatoes, cheese, 1 of the eggs, salt, onion powder, and pepper, mixing well. Shape into 6 thick patties and set aside.
  3. Place the remaining egg in a shallow dish and lightly beat. Place the breadcrumbs in a separate shallow dish. Dip each patty in the egg, then in the breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry patties in the hot oil 10 to 12 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.
  5. Note: The patties can be shaped and refrigerated up to a day ahead. You can also completely make them up to 1 hour ahead of time. Let them stand loosely covered at room temperature and reheat in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes before serving.

Yield: 6 servings