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

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Jane Whittaker

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@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
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

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

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.

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

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



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