CHEESY MASHED POTATO BALLS IN AKLAN

Crunchy golden-brown deliciousness on the outside, loaded mashed potato goodness on the inside. Resistance is futile.

Loaded Cheesy Mashed Potato Balls

Ingredients

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ Mashed Potato Mix Roasted Garlic
2
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup milk
3
slices bacon
3/4
cup shredded cheddar cheese
1
large egg
2
tablespoons chopped chives
1 1/2
cup Progresso™ panko bread crumbs
4
cups vegetable oil

Steps

  • 1
    Cook the Betty Crocker™ mashed potatoes, with the milk and butter, according to package directions. Let cool to room temperature.
  • 2
    Cook your bacon until crispy. Set aside on paper towels. Once cool, crumble into bacon bits.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, cheese, egg, chives, and bacon bits. Mix until thoroughly combined. Using your hands, roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Toss in the panko bread crumbs until completely covered. Set aside on a plate to rest 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Heat the oil in a large, wide pot. Once the oil is hot enough, gently lower the balls into the oil and fry until golden all over. Continue frying in batches and set aside on paper towels to drain.
  • 5
    Garnish with extra chives and serve immediately.

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