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So there I was, with like 50 pounds of Mashed Potatoes left over from a family dinner.  Okay, maybe it wasn’t quite 50 pounds, but pretty darn close…lol!

I just couldn’t throw them away, so I needed to find a new and delicious way to use them up that didn’t include any of the boring typical inter-web, leftover mashed potato ideas…lol!

Here’s what I came up with~  A creamy, gooey, cheese-stuffed, deep fried Mashed Potato Ball, coated in nutty Bread Crumbs and crispy, salty, Bacon!

~Each Potato ball explodes with cheesy goodness.. with every bite through that crisp, bacon shell!

That about sums it up!  Not quite your typical leftover mashed potato idea…right??! …RIGHT!  🙂

~These are So good, it’s worth making some mashed potatoes, if you don’t have any just hanging around!

What you’ll need:

2 cups leftover and chilled Mashed Potatoes

Bacon..one slice per Bomb

1 Egg

1/2 cup Dry Bread Crumbs

Cheddar Cheese cut into 1″ chunks (one chunk per Bomb)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Skewers or toothpicks

Oil for frying~  I used Canola

Sour Cream and toppings for dipping

Directions:

In a large bowl combine the Mashed Potatoes, Egg, and S&P until well blended.

Grab a small scoop of the Mashed Potatoes and gently form it around a Cheddar Chunk…

Place the Bread Crumbs into a shallow bowl, and roll that baby evenly in the Bread Crumbs….

Now wrap the Bomb with one slice of Bacon and secure it with a toothpick or skewer…

Place them one or two at a time into about 2″ of hot oil (350 degrees is best)

Fry them until they’re evenly golden on all sides…

Let the drain on some paper towel .

And let them cool…if you can…

BUT~  serve them super warm…

And cheesy…

And gooey…

Remember to share,,,lol!

And share with YOU…with some Sour Cream of course!!!

NOW Dig in!  ~Enjoy!  🙂

 

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