HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Chef Jacqui shows us how to put Thanksgiving leftovers to good use with a recipe for mashed potato cakes.
2 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 lb bacon chopped and cooked crispy
1/2 scallions, sliced thin
1/2 cup diced bell pepper (about 1/2 bell pepper)
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tbsp fresh rosemary or thyme, chopped.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except oil) and stir until well combined.
Heat the two tablespoons of oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until melted.
Use ¼ cup measure to scoop out the potato mixture and add to the skillet. Use the back of a spatula to flatten the patty out so it's about 1/2" thick. Fry for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown, then flip over and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove to a plate.
Repeat with the remaining potato mixture, adding more butter to the skillet if needed.
Serve hot, topped with sour cream and chopped fresh rosemary or thyme.
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