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
1/2 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
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…
Remember to share,,,lol!
And share with YOU…with some Sour Cream of course!!!
NOW Dig in! ~Enjoy! 🙂