FRIED MASHED POTATO BALLS loaded with bacon, cheese, and onions are perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers! Put those leftover potatoes to good use and fry up some cheesy mashed potato bites. These loaded mashed potato balls make the ultimate appetizer or side dish!
Recipe by: thecookierookie.com
3 cups leftover or pre-prepared mashed potatoes, cold
1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup cooked bacon crumbles
8 ounces Colby Jack cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup panko style bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying
- In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, shredded cheddar, onions, and bacon. Use an ice cream scoop to form 1 inch balls, rolling with your hands to create the shape. Push 1 colby jack cube into the center of each ball, and then re roll the mashed potato mixture around it to make it round again. Place on a plate and repeat with the rest of the mashed potatoes. Set in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
- In a shallow bowl, place the egg. In another shallow bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan, and salt and pepper. READ MORE