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Bacon Potato Pancakes

Meet the Cook: Potatoes are something I can eat anytime of day and almost any way. This recipe's one I came up with to go along with pigs in blankets several years ago. Our three children are grown, and John and I have five grandchildren. -Linda Hall, Hazel Green, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 5 to 6 medium uncooked red potatoes, peeled and shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • Rinse and thoroughly drain potatoes. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, bacon, onion, eggs, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1/8 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by 2 heaping tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Flatten to form patties. Fry until golden brown; turn and cook the other side. Drain on paper towels.
Nutrition Facts
3 pancakes: 193 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Susan
    Sep 7, 2020

    I'm not sure how these make 2 dozen as I only made 6 with 3 cups lol They were good but I felt they lacked something. Maybe I needed more salt or more nutmeg... maybe cheese or more bacon. I loved the idea, they were crisp and my husband like them a lot (my daughter did not). I will make them again and only use 1 Tbsp scoop so maybe that smaller ones will help bring out the flavor a bit more. Worth a retrying to prefect it!

  • CyndiZWR
    May 7, 2020

    These were quite easy to make, and delicious! I served them with butter and applesauce. Will definitely make them again!

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