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! 🙂
Do you think I could put them in a muffin pan? Bake until bacon is cooked? What temp would you recommend? I would probably only use 1/2 strip of bacon on each one, otherwise the grease would be too much, (drown the potato). Should I still use bread crumbs? Please Help Me.
My thought was to bake them and use the good bacon bits instead of rolling in a coating.
I made these and put them on cookie sheet they turned out great…the only thing is that you need to watch them closely…305 degrees and cook them until the bacon is crispy..sour cream and chives for the dip and yes still use the bread crumbs or they will fall apart
That’s great to know. Because I was going to see if anyone has baked them. Thank you so much.
I can’t wait to try them
I would suggest using panko if you are going to bake them and maybe you could use a wire rack over a baking sheet to catch the grease from the bacon. I would go 350-400 degrees and watch for the bacon to brown and crisp.
Canola oil is made from Rapeseed and is GMO .. use Sunflower seed oil or Organic Coconut oil.
Be great if Made with Organic Potatoes and cheese & local farmed Bacon with out the gmos & antibiotics 😉
That, I would believe, would be up to the individual making it. Plus, whether they can afford to cook that way.
Remember that that is a very entitled way of thinking. A poor person can only dream of being able to afford that. Please keep that in mind before posting.
Or you could just not be a pretentious douche.
Love, love, love your response. Thank you!
GMO isn’t going to cause you to sprout a new arm or shoot lasers out of your eyes. Humans have been tinkering, tweaking and tampering with food crops and animals since forever.
I would like to know if I could put this on a cookie sheet and in the oven. That is how I make my bacon. QAlso I could make more at on time. I think a muffin pan would work also. Please let me know would like to make for Thanksgiven.
I too would like to know if you can do them in the oven
Maybe if you use the precooked bacon so they don’t get too greasy. 🙂
can these be frozen and heated in the oven for a pary
I haven’t done that.. but I think it would work.. 🙂
You could probably cook them in the oven and if you use a rack the grease would not be a problem.
Best way to find-out – try it out!
I totally agree. I am going today try them in the oven on a baking rack. We shall see. If that dosen’t work I will try a different way. I think a muffin pan will be to greasy.
they would not crisp-up in the oven and the baocn grease would make a mess out of them anf probably fall apart. the purpose/point of frying things like this is to quickly cook and crisp the outside to hold it all together
Baked these in the oven at 375 degrees, nice and crispy, baked on a broiler pan rack and the grease drained. They did not fall apart, the bacon provided enough oil to make them crispy. I also do not have to clean up splatters on the top of my stove from deep frying. I cooked 2 dozen at once for hor d’oeuvres they were AWESOME!
SO happy to hear it.. !! 🙂
For how long? And TY for blazing the trail! 🙂
i tried it in oven it game out OK bacon could have been crisper
I was thinking that this would be awesome for an appetizer, maybe putting real bacon bits inside of the potatoes with the cheese, making it a bacon cheese surprise???? Any thoughts???
I was thinking of doing the same thing. If you try it, let me know how they are.
These are fantastic!
Trying these soon! Yum!
It looks good but is VERY UNHEALTHY!
You guys should advertising healthy foods no junk foods that already exist every were in the western world.
That’s my opinion.
OMG she doesnt say you have to eat them every night, but as a special occasion thing it would be great!
Life is short. Eat what you want.
Um.. thanks for telling the rest of us how to eat. Keep doing YOU, the rest of us don’t need your help.
If you don’t like it don’t make it. Google “healthy recipes.”
Hi George, Eat what you want and leave the rest of us alone. Who died and made you our Mama?
Can they be frozen after cooking?
Would this be possible to make without egg? Or what could I substitute it for? Thanks X
All these different ways sound good, but, why change the recipe, I’m going to give these little Bombs and I know they will be winner. Thank you for your Fab idea,
Trying to make these today. Going straight by the recipe including chilling the potatoes but as soon as I put the eggs in the potatoes they became too runny to form into a ball. Any suggestions?
Yes, some potatoes have more starch than others, I suggest either adding more bread crumbs, or some flour until they become thicker. 🙂
add a little flour to make a potatoe dough…it works well…about three tablespoons is all you need
I took bacon and fried it, chopped it up and then made a mixed together chives with my potatoes.Made small patty in my hand, put cheese and bacon in center, roll up into a ball, roll in breadcrumbs, bake at 350. About 20 to 25 minutes.