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Potato Skin Cakes

These are great for football season!  Been thinking of ways to make a potato skin into something easier and fun.  My hubby and I were watching the ASU game today and I thought what a fun food to compliment our chicken wings.  Needless to say my husband was in love with these gooey little potato cakes.  These can be made without the bacon as well for a vegetarian version.

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 5 small Idaho potatoes, scrubbed and cut into large chunks
  • 3 strips cooked bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • dash hot sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions:
1.)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large pot of boiling salted water, add potato chunks and cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes until fork tender.  Drain and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
2.)  In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, bacon, green onions, parsley, cheddar, baking powder, sour cream, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
3.)  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and spoon potatoes onto pan into 12 even patties, flattening the tops of each one.
4.)  Bake for 1 hour until browned.  Remove to a serving platter and garnish with chive sour cream and extra chives.
Chive Sour Cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped chives
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Stir all ingredients together until combined.
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