Potato Patty Cakes

Since I’ve been experimenting a lot with breakfast recently, I’ve realized trying to cut down on bread and cereal is hard! And then what’s left is things with cheese; omelettes, scrambled eggs, breakfast sandwiches etc. So…I mean that makes me sad, because I miss cheese soso much.

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 What I’ve come up with are eggs with things other than cheese. This is where the potatoes came in. 

Most people like hash browns and stuff, which are alrighttt. I wanted more from my breakfast though. So I decided to mash the potatoes, and then add onions, bacon, and garlic… and then fry them up. And top it with a fried egg. Very good decision people!

 Anyway here is the recipe, it makes two good sized patties.

 Ingredients:

 2 leftover baked potatoes, with skins removed (I did mine up the night before)

4 pieces of bacon, torn into small pieces

1/2 of an onion, finely chopped

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or minced

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons water, or milk

Salt, and pepper to season

 Directions:

Start by cooking the bacon to your desired tenderness/crispness over medium low heat. While that’s doing its thing start chopping the onion, and garlic, place in a small bowl. In a medium sized bowl mash up the two pre-baked potatoes, then add in the olive oil, salt, pepper, and liquid until you get a nice consistency. This will probably depend on how you like your potatoes. 

After the bacon is done place on some paper towel to cool. Remove some of the bacon fat from the pan and then cook the onions and garlic in the remaining fat until the onions are soft, and a little translucent. Once those are done add the onion, garlic, and bacon to the potatoes and mix. 

Then you can put the heat on medium, and add a little more oil to your pan so the potatoes don’t stick. Form two generous patties, or three smaller ones. Place these in the pan and cook on each side until they brown and get a bit crispy. They might be a little delicate to flip, but don’t worry if they fall apart a bit just press them back together with the spatula. 

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These are going to be my go to special weekend breakfast for the foreseeable future. Yum.

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