Fried Mashed Potato Balls

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Yield: 18 6 ounce portions

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  • 6 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 4 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1½ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup real bacon cooked and diced
  • 1½ cup dry-toasted panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying


  1. Place the mashed potatoes in a bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in the egg whites, cheese, onions and bacon bits.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls or put it a pastry bag and pipe into 3½inch sticks then roll in breadcrumbs. Let stand for 30 minutes in the freezer.
  4. In deep fat fryer set to 375°F, fry potato balls, a few at a time, for 2½ to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve warm.
  5. Serving Suggestion: Serve with jalapeno pepper jelly