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Loaded Potato Cakes

Loaded Potato Cakes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword loaded-potato-cakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 404kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 3 cup cold mashed potatoes
  • cup whipped cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cup finely shredded colby-jack or cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tablespoon fresh chives finely chopped
  • 2 cup finely crushed plain or Ranch flavored potato chips [more if needed]
  • vegetable oil and butter for frying
  • sour cream


  • In a medium mixing bowl mix together the cold potatoes, cream cheese and eggs. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, seasonings and baking powder until fully combined then mix into the potatoes. Add the cheese, bacon and chives, reserving a small amount of each for garnishing. Mix well.
  • Use a 4 oz ice cream scoop to separate the potato mixture into cakes. Carefully roll in the crushed potato chips and shape. Place onto a parchment lined pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes. [Tip: Cold potato cakes will better maintain their shape when frying.]
  • To prepare, heat a couple of drizzles of vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet with 1 tablespoon butter. When the butter has melted add the potato cakes.
  • Fry over medium-high in batches for 3-4 minutes per side, turning as needed until golden on both sides. Add additional oil and 1 tablespoon butter to the pan between batches.
  • Remove to a platter and keep warm while frying all of the potato cakes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of chives, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1mg