Leftover mashed potatoes
1/2 to 1 cup leftover steamed broccoli chopped up
4-5 slices bacon cooked extra crispy and crumbled up
1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive oil for cooking
Cook the bacon. Heat the mashed potatoes in the microwave until just warm. Add the crumbled bacon, cheese, broccoli, salt and pepper. Mix well either with a hand mixer or a wooden spoon. Heat a nonstick skillet to medium. Add the olive oil. Put a couple of spoonfuls of the potato mixture in your hand and form a ball and make a patty. Optional: coat the patty in the bread crumbs. Carefully transfer the patty to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes per side. Serve with a salad.
One note of caution -- if the mashed potato mixture is too runny add some bread crumbs to the potato mixture to thicken it up. Also, be very careful when transferring the patties because they do fall apart very easily, especially when turning them in the pan.