Mashed Potato Cakes


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Johnny’s Seasoning Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Johnny’s Organic Seasoned Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. butter


  1. Fry the bacon until crispy and drain (save 2 Tbsp.) on a paper towel until cool.
  2. Crumble into small bits. Place the bacon bits into a large bowl.
  3. Pour off all but 2 Tbsp. of bacon grease from the frying pan and cook the garlic over medium heat.
  4. Add to the bacon bits along with remaining ingredients (except butter) and blend well with a spoon.
  5. Wash the frying pan, then melt 1 tbsp of butter in it over medium heat.
  6. Scoop up about 1/4 of a cup of the potato mixture and form it into a ball.
  7. Place it in the hot pan, flattening it out until it’s about 1/2 – 3/4″ thick.
  8. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side, until they are lightly golden brown.
  9. Serve immediately, while hot and crispy.

Prep Time10 min

Cook Time15 min

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