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LOADED POTATO BITES YUMMY


ingredients

3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
3 tablespoons of flour
2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
4 strips bacon
1/3 cup scallions chopped
2 eggs
1 ¼ - 1 ½ cups Italian bread crumbs
oil for frying
salt and pepper
ranch or honey mustard for dipping

Directions

take potatoes out of the fridge and let sit for a few minutes to take the chill off a bit meanwhile shred the cheese chop scallions and cook bacon then dice finely add potatoes and flour to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine well then add cheese bacon and scallions take about a heaping tablespoon of mixture and roll with hands into a small ball It if doesn’t hold its shape add a little more flour to make the potatoes sturdy repeat until done

heat oil in a medium sauce pan-or use your fryer -over medium medium high heat to about 340-370 degrees whisk egg into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper place bread crumbs in an additional bowl dip each ball in egg and then roll in bread crumbs until fully coated set aside on a sheet pan

tip- alternatively bake in the oven until golden brown at 340-370 degrees for a lower fat option

test oil with one ball the oil should bubble when potato is in oil and ball should take about 1-3 minutes to brown and cook through - If takes longer the oil needs to be hotter if it browned too quickly on the outside and the inside is still cold the temperature needs to be lower - once oil is ready add potato balls in small batches and fry for 1-3 minutes - it will depend on size remove with slotted spoon and place on paper lined plate to allow excess oil to drain off repeat until done

allow to cool for a minute or two and serve with dipping sauce

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