1 lb cold mashed potato
4 rashers bacon (diced)
3 oz button mushrooms (chopped)
1 small / medium onion (finely chopped)
1 egg (beaten)
4 tablespoons fine oatmeal
Oil for frying
Salt / pepper to season.
Prepare the potatoes and boil until tender then drain and mash them well before setting aside to cool.
Next place the bacon, onion and mushrooms into a frying pan with a little oil and cook gently until the onion and mushrooms have softened, when this is done set aside to cool as well.
When everything has cooled combine the bacon, onion and mushroom with the mashed potato, season to taste and mix well. Next take a large tablespoonful of the mixture and shape into a flat cake approx. 6 to 9mm thick (1/4 to 3/8 inch), dip into the beaten egg, and coat with oatmeal. Fry in hot oil until lightly browned on both sides. Serve hot.
This makes 8-10 potato cakes, depending on the size.