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"We enjoy snacking on these homemade tater treats after a long day of hard work on our farm," informs Shelley Mitchell of Baldur, Manitoba. "The addition of ham and cheese is a pleasant surprise."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups hot mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1 cup ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 131 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Combine potatoes, ham, cheese, mayonnaise, eggs, onion, mustard, salt and pepper; shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in cornflakes. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Tater Nuggets in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p64

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