You should get about 24 balls for 3 cups of mashed potatoes. Stir in the egg, bacon bits, cheddar cheese and chopped parsley. We’re taking mashed potatoes, made exclusively for this purpose or leftover mashed potatoes and mixing them with cheddar cheese, bacon bits and chives. Set aside and repeat with remaining balls, Fry in batches in hot oil over medium high heat until golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes. Use regular breadcrumbs for better results and make sure you don’t over fry the mashed potato balls. Heya! The important thing to remember is to be gentle when frying, they’re still fragile and an accidental stabbing will ruin your perfect balls. Place the mashed potatoes in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. How do you heat them up if made ahead for a pot luck or family gathering? Combine the filling ingredients and mix well, Prepare the breading stations with one bowl of flour, one bowl of beaten eggs and one bowl of panko bread crumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese, Dust your hands with flour and use an ice cream scoop to measure the balls, Pat them gently to form them into balls and roll them in the palm of your hands to get them perfectly round, Immediately dust them with flour and set aside. Hi Maureen, I am sorry to hear that. I freeze them, and it works beautifully! Broccolini with Garlic Butter Drain on paper towels, If baking, bake at 400 degrees F for 5-10 minutes or until browned. You can also stuff these balls with a cube of cheese in the middle for a nice cheesy center. 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley leaves. Once they’re ready, mix them up with cheddar cheese, bacon bits, chives and pepper to taste. I’ve made them before with tuna, which you can also sub with salmon in these tuna croquettes. These look sooo tasty!!! Stir to … You’ll be able to see the difference between making it the day before and frying it up immediately. You’ll want to do this because too much egg drippings into the bread crumb mixture will clump it all up which doesn’t make it stick. You can bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. So besides the hassle of breading, you can make these relatively easy and show them off at potlucks, parties and holiday dinners. In evening I will show my Mom this recipe and tell her to make it. The breading stage is what will take up the bulk of your time so don’t worry about how long this is taking. Baking tends to brown breading a little unevenly so that fixes things. The best recipe to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Then bake it! Rasa Malaysia © 2002–2020 Bee Interactive Corp, Sesame-Soy Mushroom Miso Soup Bowl (Annie Chun’s) ». Roll mashed potato balls in bacon pieces. Roll into balls roughly 1 1/2-inches in size. Frying them and the breadcrumbs are falling off and the potatoes are pretty much disintegrating in the hot oil. I love the combination of bacon bits, cheddar cheese and chopped parsley. Then thaw at room temperature and then fry or bake. Aug 4, 2020 - Explore romana Koepke's board "Mashed potato balls", followed by 267 people on Pinterest. Yes, you can coat them with breadcrumbs and then frozen. I think the execution is easy-ish in theory but a little time consuming. Place in buttered pan and bake 375 degrees until well heated. Potato cheeseballs are a great way to use up leftovers after the holidays. Beat sour cream and cream cheese into potato mixture until smooth; mix in 2 cups Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese. Fry the potato balls. Ha! I am making these potato using fresh mashed potatoes. This recipe takes the basic mashed potato dish and elevates it to a whole new level. Pat in any excess bread crumbs. Just make sure to chill them beforehand so they are easier to handle and won’t fall apart in your hands. Definitely making soon. Serve immediately. Will I need to make any other changes? The hard part is over! Shape into 1-in. Baked Cheesy Mashed Potato Bites With Turkey Gravy from Delish.com just might become your Thanksgiving classic appetizer this … Bet egg whites until stiff. Definitely adding them to my list of food to make! 3) If I wanted to make lots, can they be frozen? Yeah, fried too long, and also maybe your mashed potatoes are too mushy. Drop the ball in the bread crumb mixture and use the bread crumb spoon to heap it all over until fully coated. These mashed potato balls are a dream come true. Mashed Potato Balls - crispy fried mashed potato balls loaded with bacon and cheddar cheese. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet until crisp. Does that mean we fried them too long? Put in the refrigerator for 15 - 30 minutes to retain the shape. Turned out good. Turn to brown evenly. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The best thing about mashed potato balls is that you can be creative by adding other ingredients to jazz up the taste. Do this until you finish making all the balls. Thanks for sharing 🙂. If you don't have leftovers, you can use now potatoes. Repeat procedure with remaining potato mixture and beef filling to make 12 balls. They were not too bad cold or heated up the next day, but the best is when they’re fresh and hot! Glad to hear it! Pan fry in batches or deep fry if you want to. Place them into a large pot, then cover with water. It’ll strip all that breading right off. It’s like having ice cream with your hot apple pie. In a bowl combine the mashed potato with green onion, garlic powder, chili flakes, salt, and pepper. Thanks! Then we’re dredging them in a Parmesan-spiked panko bread crumb mixture. This will be the crunch. I try to make home cooking easy, approachable and enjoyable. As soon as they turn brown, scoop them out from the oil. Scoop mashed potatoes into 1 1/2-inch balls. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Repeat until you have 24 flour-dusted balls, Drop a ball into the egg mixture and use a spoon to flip it over until fully coated, Lift the ball with the spoon and tilt the spoon at the edge of bowl to drain off any excess egg, Drop it in the panko mixture and use another spoon to dredge it fully. Preheat the oven to 400F. 1. I just coated the bottom of the pan with oil and rolled them around to brown them evenly. We’ll be doing this stage by stage so there’s less hand washing in between. Shape into 1-1/2-in. This is the glue we’ll use to get the bread crumbs to stick. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, onion, soup mix, salt, hot pepper sauce and pepper. If so, how long do I need to bake them? Extremes like these are so much fun. Crispy and soft. Hi Farah I am wondering if you have ever tried freezing these? They held together really well but were little balls of lava when you bite into them. It’s the easiest way to turn the leftover into a new dish that everyone would go crazy for. It just won’t be as flaky. Thanks for your time! Now use the spoon to pick it up and tilt it at the edge of the bowl to remove any excess egg. Also making sure you chill it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before breading makes the process much easier. Beat egg and dilute with water. Try to eat them when they are colder. 🙂. Dusting your hands with flour before rolling them into balls really helps with the sticking. Oh my, these morsels of deliciousness are gorgeous!! Do this for the rest of the balls and we’re onto the frying stage. Check out my Recipe Index, follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and sign up for FREE email newsletter. Problem is I don’t think one bowl will be enough for me 🙂 , these balls are loaded with everything I love! 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