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Fried Mashed Potato Balls

 Fried Mashed Potato Balls
The key to making this recipe is to use mashed potatoes, which are firm from chilling. Serve with sour cream or ranch salad dressing on the side. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + standing Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying

Directions

  • 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. Yield: 6 servings.