I always seem to have leftover mashed potatoes in my fridge. This is a great recipe to use them up.
Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices, crumble, and set aside. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.
Mix the mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; stir in the crumbled bacon and Cheddar cheese.
Form the mixture into 8 patties. Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat, and pan-fry the patties in the drippings until crisp on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
Per Serving: 486 calories; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 36.5g; fat 30.2g; cholesterol 160mg; sodium 1342.1mg.