Potato Pancakes with Cheddar, Chives, and Cream Cheese in the Middle

Jane Whittaker

By
@janenov46

I have been making potato pancakes out of leftover mashed potatoes as long as I can remember. I jazzed these up a little for the Philly contest.
These are cripsy on the outside, creamy and soft on the inside.


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Serves:

4 to 5

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

2 c
mashed potatoes made with butter, milk salt and pepper
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh chives, more if you like them
2/3 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 c
flour
1 large
egg
5 Tbsp
cream cheese
2/3 c
seasoned bread crumbs, we like italian

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together everything but the bread crumbs and cream cheese with a mixer.
2
Cut the cream cheese into little squares, about a tablespoon a square.
3
Take 1/4 or 1/5 of the mixture, form a patty in your hand, place a square of cream cheese in the middle, and form the potato mixture around it.
4
Reform back into a patty.
5
Put the bread crumbs into a shallow plate and press the patties on both sides into the crumbs.
6
Refrigerate for an hour to give flavors a chance to marry.
7
Heat 1 inch of oil in a skillet. Fry on both sides until browned and crispy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Jewish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy