As an adult, when I see a potato recipe, chances are, I am going to make it. When Paula Deen shared this recipe, it went with me, into the kitchen and turned into these Golden Potato Cakes. They come with the sunshine built inside. They definitely make me feel better.
Golden Potato Cakes ----- Paula Deen (adapted)
6 cups cubed (1-inch) Yukon gold potatoes , peeled and cut into large chunks
1/2 cup potato chip crumbs (Ground in food processor)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup light sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil (I try to use less.)
Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer about 12 minutes until tender. Drain well and mash. (Use a ricer if you want a great texture.)
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, crumbs, egg, cheese, onion, butter, sour cream, salt, and pepper.
Form potatoes into 3-inch patties. I use a large cookie cutter to shape the patties.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potato patties, and cook, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until brown and crisp. Serve immediately. (Be gentle with the patties. They will fall apart if treated roughly.)
Next time, I want to bake these.