Amish Style Potato Cakes

Amish Style Potato Cakes


A great way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes.


  • 4 cups cold mash potatoes
  • 5 slices bacon
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the bacon slices, crumble set aside.
  3. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.
  4. Mix mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; stir in the crumbled bacon and Cheddar cheese.
  5. Form the mixture into 8 patties.
  6. Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat, pan-fry the patties in the drippings until crisp on each side, about 4 minutes per side.