Potato pancakes, a cherished comfort food, have long held their place on tables worldwide. But we’re about to elevate this classic recipe to a whole new level with our rendition of “BEST POTATO PANCAKES EVER.” Brace yourselves for a tantalizing journey of flavors and textures that will redefine your potato pancake experience. Crispy, savory, and simply irresistible, these potato pancakes are bound to become your new culinary obsession.


  • 4 cups of chilled mashed potatoes
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 eggs, thoroughly beaten
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


Step 1: The Bacon Infusion

Begin by placing the bacon slices in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Allow them to sizzle and render their rich, smoky flavors, stirring occasionally. This process takes about 10 minutes, and the goal is to achieve beautifully browned and crispy bacon bits.

Once achieved, remove the bacon and its flavorful crumbs, setting them aside for later. But don’t discard that bacon-infused goodness left in the skillet; it’s about to work its magic on our potato pancakes!

Step 2: Potato Pancake Alchemy

In a mixing bowl, combine the cold mashed potatoes with the beaten eggs, enhancing them with the subtle hint of onion powder, a pinch of salt, and a dash of black pepper. This medley of flavors will provide the perfect foundation for your potato pancakes.

Now, the secret ingredient: the crumbled bacon and a generous helping of shredded cheddar cheese. Fold these savory treasures into the potato mixture, creating an irresistible blend that’s sure to make your taste buds dance.

Step 3: Crafting Pancake Perfection

Divide your flavorful potato mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping them into thick, delectable pancakes.

Return to that bacon-infused skillet, which now holds the essence of smoky delight. Heat it up over medium heat, and with a sizzle and a sputter, introduce your potato pancakes to the magic. Allow each side to soften and turn a glorious golden brown, which takes about 5 minutes per side.


And there you have it – the ultimate Potato Pancake Perfection, ready to grace your table with its unbeatable combination of crispy bacon, creamy mashed potatoes, and oozing cheddar cheese.

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