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Crunchy Potato Balls Recipe

Crunchy Potato Balls Recipe

Cooking is not one of my favorite things to do, so I'm always looking for simple and tasty recipes to feed our growing family (three sons - 8,5 and 7 months). These potato balls make a good snack or appetizer (my two older boys love them with any meal!), and they're a good way to use up leftovers. In fact, I often find myself peeling a few extra potatoes just to make sure there will be leftovers. I've also substituted ground-up hot dogs or sausage for the ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups very stiff mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups crushed cornflakes

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, ham, cheese, mayonnaise, egg, mustard and pepper. Add enough of the flour to make a stiff mixture. Chill.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in cornflakes. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 103 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 291 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.