In-A-Pinch Potato Pancakes

1 1/3 lb. (4 med.) potatoes, cut into 3/4” cubes
1 1/2 c. coarsely-chopped peeled apples
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. unseasoned dry bread crumbs or cornmeal
1 1/2 T. butter or margarine
1 1/2 T. vegetable oil

In 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook potatoes, covered, in 2-inches boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes; drain and mash. In large bowl, combine potatoes, apples, onion, cheese, egg, salt and pepper. Mix to blend thoroughly. Form into 8 patties about 3/4-inch thick. Coat with bread crumbs. In large nonstick skillet over medium heat, bring the butter and oil to sizzling. Fry patties until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Makes 4 servings.

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Nutritional Information Per Serving: 400 calories, 17 gm fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 880 mg sodium, 40 gm carbohydrates, 4 gm fiber, 14 gm protein.