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Big Game Potato Poppers

Russ Myers


Surprise your guest with these Potato Popper appetizers, you will be the hero of the game

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64 Mini Potato Poppers
20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


2 1/2 c
russet potatoes, peeled and cooked
1/2 c
heavy whipping cream
1/4 c
butter, softened
1 tsp
1 tsp
ground black pepper
5 slice
premium sliced bacon, cooked, crumbled
1 small
white onion, diced
1 Tbsp
minced garlic in water
2 Tbsp
3/4 c
parmesan cheese, divided
16 oz
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
large eggs, whites only
1 1/2 Tbsp
2 c
italian bread crumbs
4 c
vegetable oil
8 oz
cream cheese
sour cream, to taste


1In a medium bowl, combine potatoes, whipping cream, butter, salt and pepper. Stir well with a whisk.

Fold bacon, onion, garlic, chives and parmesan cheese into mashed potatoes.

Chill mashed potatoes for 1 hour until firm.
2Scoop one tablespoon mashed potatoes, place one teaspoon cheddar cheese on top, then form the potatoes around the cheese, in the form of a mini football.

Whisk egg whites with water. Dip mini footballs in egg, then bread crumbs. Place breaded mini footballs in the freezer for 20 minutes before frying.
3In a large pot, heat oil to 400ยบ F. Fry mini footballs until golden brown, working in batches.

Whisk together cream cheese and sour cream. Use to pipe laces onto the footballs.

Serve with your favorite dip.
Create a piping bag by snipping the corner from a zip top bag.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy