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Bacon Cheddar Potato Cakes

Recipe courtesy: Colorado Department of Agriculture and Jason K. Morse, CEC, executive chef, Douglas County School District.

5-6 large Russet potatoes

6 tablespoons olive oil

1/3 cup red onion, grated

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup bacon, cooked, chopped

3 eggs

1/4 cup flour

Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash potatoes, rub with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, place onto a cookie sheet then cook until fork tender.

Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.

Grate onion into a medium mixing bowl, shred the potatoes and add to the bowl. Add the cheddar cheese, chopped cooked bacon, eggs, flour and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine.

Place a 4-ounce patty into a hot saute pan with oil, cook on both sides until golden brown, season and serve with your favorite entrée.

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This story was posted on December 18, 2014.