In-A-Pinch Potato Pancakes

In-A-Pinch Potato Pancakes

1 1/3 pounds potatoes – (4 medium) cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled apples
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 egg – beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs or cornmeal
1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 tablespoons 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 non stick skillet over medium heat bring the butter and oil to sizzling. Fry patties until browned, about 5 minutes on each side.