Fried Mashed Potato Cheese Bites
Servings Prep Time
8servings 1 hour10 minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 1 hour10 minutes
Cook Time
  • 2cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1/4cup minced chives or green onion
  • 16cubes quick-melt cheese, we used velveeta
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3cup all purpose flour
  • 1cup panko bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  1. Stir the chives and potatoes together. Add salt and pepper, to taste, if your mashed potatoes aren’t already seasoned.
  2. Scoop out a golf-ball-sized portion of mashed potatoes, and press one cube of cheese into the middle. Close the mashed potatoes around the cheese and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining potatoes and cheese.
  3. Roll one of the mashed potato balls in the flour, then the eggs, and finally in the breadcrumbs until it is completely coated. Repeat with all of the potato balls.
  4. Place the coated potato balls in the freezer for an hour until firm.
  5. Pour enough vegetable oil into a medium saucepan to reach a depth of two inches. Heat over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  6. Remove the potato balls from the freezer and carefully lower several at a time into the hot oil. Fry the potato balls until golden brown, for about four minutes.
  7. Serve with gravy for dipping, if desired.
Recipe Notes

*During frying, you may need to adjust your burner temperature higher to maintain the oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees CelsiusC).

Adapted From: Damn Delicious