Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

Loaded Mashed Potato Bites


So simple yet so tasty!
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 ounces Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, cut into eighteen ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  1. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, shredded cheese, bacon and green onions. Divide into eighteen ¼-cup portions. Shape each portion around a cheese cube to cover it completely, forming a ball. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Place egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dip potato balls in egg, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  3. In an electric skillet or a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry potato balls, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

All rights and material belong to owners tasteofhome.com