Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

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  • 2

    cups cold mashed potatoes

  • 1

    egg, lightly beaten

  • ¾

    cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • ½

    cup chopped green onions

  • ¼

    cup real bacon bits

  • ½

    cup dry bread crumbs

  • Oil for frying


Place mashed potatoes in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Stir in the egg, cheese, onions and bacon bits. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in bread crumbs. Let stand for 15 minutes. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry potato balls, a few at a time, for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve warm.


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