No, this isn’t a dream! You’re awake! The Cheesy Potato Pillows you’re seeing on your plate are actually real… not a figment of your imagination! So, go ahead… crunch right into that crispy, cheesy, hash brown-like side dish. It’s going to add a lot of fun and excitement to your mealtimes. It’ll surely be the only thing everyone can talk about! Because when was the last time they’ve had Cheesy Potato Pillows anywhere but in their dreams?! Well, the good news is the answer is about to change from never to all the time; as in they’re eating them all the time! What a dream come true!

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  • 6 medium russet potatoes, grated
  • cold water, to taste
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more, to taste, for serving
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil, to taste
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • sour cream, to taste, for serving
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Step 1 –In a large bowl, add the grated potatoes and cover them with the cold water, allowing them to soak for 10 minutes.

Step 2 –Drain and squeeze out as much of the water from the potatoes as possible.

Step 3 –In another large bowl, add the grated potatoes, 4 of the sliced scallions, the garlic, the eggs, the flour, the salt, and the pepper and mix well.

Step 4 –In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add about 1/4-inch of the oil.

Step 5 –Drop three to four heaping 1 tablespoons of the potato mixture into the oil and flatten each with a spatula. Place 2 teaspoons of the shredded cheese on top of each and then top the cheese with another 1/2 tablespoon of the potato mixture.

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Step 6 –Cook the potato pillows until they are cooked through and golden-brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Step 7 –Transfer the potato pillows to a paper-towel-lined plate and repeat the cooking process with the remaining ingredients.

Step 8 –Serve the potato pillows topped with the sour cream and garnished with the extra scallions.