Loaded Potato Bites

Loaded Potato Bites~YUM Makes 18-24 bites depending on size 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes 2 tablespoons of flour 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 3 strips bacon 1/3 cup scallions, chopped 1 egg 1 ¼ - 1 ½ cups Italian bread crumbs Oil for frying Salt and Pepper Ranch or Honey Mustard for dipping Take potatoes out of the fridge and let sit for a few minutes to take the chill off a bit. Meanwhile, shred the cheese, chop scallions, and cook bacon then dice finely. Add potatoes and flour to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine well, then add cheese, bacon, and scallions. Take about a heaping tablespoon of mixture and roll with hands into a small balls. It if doesn’t hold its shape, add a little more flour to make the potatoes sturdy. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan (or use your fryer) over med/med hi heat to about 350-375 degrees. Whisk egg into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in an additional bowl. Dip each ball in egg and then roll in bread crumbs until fully coated. Set aside on a sheet pan. Test oil with one ball. The oil should bubble when potato is in oil and ball should take about 1-2 minutes to brown and cook through. Once oil is ready, add potato balls in small batches and fry for 1-2 minutes-it will depend on size. Remove with slotted spoon and place on plate lined with paper towels to allow excess oil to drain off. Repeat until done. Allow to cool for a minute or two and serve with dipping sauce.

  • Loaded Potato Bites~YUM
    Makes 18-24 bites depending on size

    2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
    … 2 tablespoons of flour
    2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
    3 strips bacon
    1/3 cup scallions, chopped
    1 egg
    1 ¼ – 1 ½ cups Italian bread crumbs
    Oil for frying
    Salt and Pepper
    Ranch or Honey Mustard for dipping

    Take potatoes out of the fridge and let sit for a few minutes to take the chill off a bit. Meanwhile, shred the cheese, chop scallions, and cook bacon then dice finely. Add potatoes and flour to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine well, then add cheese, bacon, and scallions. Take about a heaping tablespoon of mixture and roll with hands into a small balls. It if doesn’t hold its shape, add a little more flour to make the potatoes sturdy. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan (or use your fryer) over med/med hi heat to about 350-375 degrees. Whisk egg into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in an additional bowl. Dip each ball in egg and then roll in bread crumbs until fully coated. Set aside on a sheet pan. Test oil with one ball. The oil should bubble when potato is in oil and ball should take about 1-2 minutes to brown and cook through. Once oil is ready, add potato balls in small batches and fry for 1-2 minutes-it will depend on size. Remove with slotted spoon and place on plate lined with paper towels to allow excess oil to drain off. Repeat until done. Allow to cool for a minute or two and serve with dipping sauce.

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