Thursday, December 10, 2015

Recipe: Loaded Mashed Potato Balls



Have you ever wondered what to do with those leftover mashed potatoes? I saw this recipe on Facebook and just had to try it out and I'm glad I did because it was so good. 

You'll need:

2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1/4 cup diced bacon
1/4 cup diced green onion
Small cube of cheddar cheese for each potato ball
1 egg
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs beaten in a bowl
Salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste
1 cup of vegetable oil

What To Do:

Mix 1 egg, mashed potatoes, bacon, green onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl. 

Put flour, bread crumbs and beaten eggs in separate bowls. 

Take a small amount of the mashed potato mixture and flatten it in your hand, add a cheese cube and roll into a ball. Do that with all of the mashed potato mixture. Dip each of the potato balls into the flour first, then the beaten eggs then bread crumbs. Fry the mashed potato balls until they are golden brown and then bake them at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.



They came out really good. When you cut them open the cheese should be melted, the outside should be crispy and the inside should be soft like mashed potatoes. 

Does this sound good to you?

26 comments:

  1. Potatoes I never eat in any way, the dog wouldn't even eat them for me as a kid lol

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    1. No potatoes would be hard for me.

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  2. That's a great way to use leftovers, although hubby usually nabs any leftover potato for his breakfast. I'd have to fight him for them.

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    1. You'll just have to make more to have more leftovers. lol

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  3. I don't like melted cheese, but the rest of it sounds and looks good. I hate making mashed potatoes, so I usually freeze the leftovers to used again for another meal.

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    1. Oh I'm sure these can be changed to each person taste.

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  4. Kryptonite. I love potatoes. And cheese! Gah! I WANT!! I don't want to cook it though, too lazy, pass me a plate!

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    1. LOL they really were easy to make. But I like cooking.

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  5. Those look delicious and would be a great appetizer at a party.

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    1. They really were good and I only burned a couple on my first try. lol

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  6. Oh yum..these look very good!

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    1. They were so good. Better when fresh though.

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  9. Oh that sounds really good! I love potatoes. I'll give this a try next time I have some leftover mashed potatoes. I wonder if it also would work to put these in the oven instead of frying?

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    1. I don't think they would get that crispiness on the outside if they aren't fried first.

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  10. Thanks for the tasty leftover recipe.

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    1. Hope you like it if you try it.

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  11. Oh oh! Yes, I saw this on FB too. I have it marked to try out. Good to see it worked!

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    1. Hope you like it when you try it.

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  12. Marking this one to try out. Something to add to the recipe box.

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  13. Marking this one to try out. Something to add to the recipe box.

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  14. This sounds like something totally yummy from Guy's Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives, and I can't wait to try it out, Mary! Potatoes and Cheese - yes! Hugs...

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    1. I can see him having this on his show.

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