Cheesy, crispy fried mashed potatoes packed with bacon and green onion. Try making these delicious fried mashed potato balls for your next party or just for fun!
Watch our video tutorial to see how to make them:
Fried Mashed Potato Balls
The best way to eat mashed potatoes!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
- 3 cups mashed potatoes i.e, leftover
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup green onions chopped
- 3/4 cup cooked bacon crumbled
- 1 inch jack cheese in 1/2" cubes
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cups oil for deep frying
- dipping sauce of choice
To a large bowl, add the potatoes, cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon. Mix until combined.
Scoop the potato mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and set on a plate. Press a jack cheese cube into the middle of each ball, and form the potato around it. Chill for 15 minutes.
Beat the egg in a small-medium bowl. In another medium bowl, add the bread crumbs, parmesan, salt and pepper.
Add oil to a deep fryer or medium sized pot, it should be a depth of nearly 3 inches. Heat to 375°F.
One by one, using tongs if available, dip each mashed potato ball in the beaten egg and then dredge in bread crumbs. Place on a plate and set aside.
When the oil is hot, use a slotted spoon to gently add 3-4 balls into the pot. Fry for 2-3 minutes gently moving them around to brown evenly. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
Repeat for remaining balls. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy!