Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

Adrienne May

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@sonflowergirl74

Found a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. These remind me of those bites that they used to serve at Arby's. Hope you enjoy.


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Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Yum! These taste just like a loaded baked potato. They'd be great for a party and a perfect recipe for leftover mashed potatoes.

Just make sure your mashed potatoes are pretty stiff. If not, add about 1/4 cup of flour to the mix to stiffen them so that they'll hold together when frying.

Ingredients

2 c
leftover mashed potatoes
1
egg, beaten
3/4 c
shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c
minced onion
1/4 c
bacon bits
1/2 c
panko bread crumbs
1 Tbsp
chives
1/4 tsp
salt and pepper
oil for frying

Directions Step-By-Step

1
mix all ingredients except for bread crumbs together in a large bowl. (this recipe calls for leftover mashed potatoes so the potatoes will most likely already be seasoned so add just a bit more salt and pepper.)
2
shape into 1 inch balls or use a cookie scoop. roll balls in bread crumbs to coat completely.
3
heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees in an electric skillet or use large frying pan on stovetop. fry potato balls in small batches for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. drain on paper towels.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American