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Loaded Mashed Potato Fritters

Turn leftover mashed potatoes into a new tasty side dish with all of your favorite toppings into one delicious potato fritter. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 8
Author Carrie's Experimental Kitchen


  • 2 c. Prepared Mashed Potatoes, refrigerated for at least 12 hours
  • 2 Strips Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 large Egg, beaten
  • ½ c. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp. Chives, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. Oil, for frying


  • Cook the bacon until well done and crispy.
  • Add the mashed potatoes, bacon, cheese, egg, flour, baking powder, sour cream and chives to a bowl and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium high heat; then gradually drop a spoonful of the mixture into the hot oil.
  • Fry 2-3 minutes per side; then drain on paper towels. Serve hot.