Dice green and red bell peppers and microwave for 1 minute to soften. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, flour and eggs.
Mix until well blended.
Fold in peppers, bacon, onions and cheese.
At this point, you can either use a spoon to portion out the cakes or follow the next steps to make pretty uniform ones.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread mixture over parchment paper.
Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and roll to consistent thickness.
Freeze for 1 hour.
Using a circle cutter (about 3"), cut into cakes.
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Cook cakes until browned on each side (about 5 minutes each side).
You can optionally garnish with sour cream and dice green onions.