Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Red Apple Cheese in this recipe:

Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Time: 45 min cook / 10 min prep
Servings: 4


  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leek
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds shredded peeled baking potato (about 2 large potatoes)
  • ⅓ cup (1 ½ oz) shredded Apple Smoked Cheddar cheese
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside.
  3. Add onion to drippings in the pan, and cook for 5 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add leek and garlic; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Pour contents of the pan into a medium bowl, add grated potato, Apple Smoked Cheddar cheese, salt, black pepper, and eggs, stir well.
  6. Divide the potato mixture into 8 equal portions, and shape each portion into a ½ inch thick patty. Squeeze moisture from each patty.
  7. Melt butter over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; sauté 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Transfer patties to a baking sheet; bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until set.
  9. Crumble the bacon and top the patties with the bacon and sour cream. Serve.
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