Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Chicken Fried Potato Patties

IT Guy and I were talking the other day and he actually suggested I make this. I know lots of people have fried potato pancakes, but his suggestion was to use Panko bread crumbs. I'm not going to tell him it's probably been done before....but I've never made them this way so they were new to us! Actually, he's not a bad guy to have around for recipe suggestions! These. Were. Yummy. 
Chicken Fried Potato Patties

4 cups mashed potatoes  (or you can use leftover mashed potatoes; skins on or off)
4 tablespoons butter ~ softened
1 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup half & half
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and form into patties. Set aside.

Heat some oil over medium heat in a large skillet.

To dip the patties:

1 cup flour
2 eggs ~ beaten
2 cups Panko bread crumbs

Dredge each potato pattie in the flour.

Then dip in the egg.

Then dredge in the Panko crumbs.

Fry each patty in hot oil until lightly browned on both sides. 

Okee dokee.....let's go!

Prepare your dippin' stuff.

Whip your potatoes then add the seasonings.

Stir in the cheese. Allow to cool if 
you're making fresh mashed potatoes.

Form the potato mixture into 
patties and start dredging and dipping!

Heat some oil in a skillet over medium 
heat and start frying the patties until 
lightly browned on both sides. Set aside 
to drain on paper towels.

We used this dipping 
sauce with ours. So good!

These are great heated up in the 
oven the next day, too! So yum!!