mashed potato bites and cheesy dip

★★★★★ 7
By Christine Schnepp
from Sarasota, FL

A recipe I found and tweaked a bit to my family's taste. I also added an easy cheesetastic dipping sauce to the side. These are so sinful and delicious! Enjoy :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This recipe turns leftover mashed potatoes into something super tasty! The mustard and pretzels give these bite-sized treats great taste. And we liked the cheese dip too. Next time we make these, we may add some red pepper flakes to the potatoes to give 'em even more flavor. Great recipe... we couldn't stop eating these!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 7
serves yeilds 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For mashed potato bites and cheesy dip

  • POTATO BITES
  • 4 c
    leftover mashed potato
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown mustard
  • 1 c
    fine crushed pretzels
  • peanut oil
  • DIPPING SAUCE
  • 1 jar
    Cheez Whiz cheese dip, 15 oz
  • 1 c
    sour cream

How To Make mashed potato bites and cheesy dip

  • 1
    In a Dutch oven, deep saucepan, or deep fryer, pour the oil to a depth of 5 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
  • Mashed potatoes, egg, flour and mustard mixed in a bowl.
    2
    Combine the potatoes with the egg. Mix in the flour and mustard.
  • Balls of mashed potatoes rolled into crushed pretzels.
    3
    Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon and form into balls. Roll in the crushed pretzels.
  • Frying the mashed potato balls.
    4
    Deep fry until the bites float to the top and are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Cheez Whiz and sour cream whisked together in a bowl.
    5
    Mix Cheez Whiz and sour cream in a microwavable bowl until well blended. Microwave on high 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring every 30 seconds.
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