Mashed Potato Bites

This Mashed Potato Bites recipe is a great way to use up some of those mashed potato leftovers you might have in the fridge. The inspiration for this tasty snack or side dish recipe is the loaded potato bites from Arby's. They are the same idea, nice and crispy on the outside, with soft cheesy goodness on the inside, with little bits of bacon and scallions. Bet you can't wait to try them! This is the kind of potato recipe you can try at any time of year, especially when it's colder outside, and you want something warm.

It's alway nice when you have a go-to recipe to try when you have some leftovers in the fridge, something creative and tasty that everyone will love. This is just that recipe! Ingredients you will need for this mashed potato bites recipe are some leftover mashed potatoes, flour, some shredded cheddar cheese, some bacon, chopped scallions and egg. You will also need some Italian bread crumbs, some oil for frying, some salt and pepper, and some honey mustard or Ranch for the dipping sauce.

Take the leftover mashed potatoes out of the fridge and let them sit for a few minutes, so they aren't so cold. At this time, you can shred up some cheese, chop up the scallions, cook the bacon and dice finely. Next add the flour and potatoes into a large mixing bowl, and stir till they are combined well. Then you can add the cheese, bacon and chopped scallions. Then take some of the potato mixture and roll it with your hands to form a small ball. If the ball does not hold it's shape, add a little more flour to make, the potatoes stick together.

Heat up some oil in a medium sized sauce pan, or you can use your deep fryer if you have one. You want your oil to heat up to approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then whisk an egg in a small bowl, and season the egg with some salt and pepper. Put the bread crumbs in another bowl, and dip each ball into the egg, and then roll it in the breadcrumbs until they are fully coated. Set them aside on a baking pan. Test your oil by dropping one ball in, it should bubble when the potato ball is in the oil, and it should take about one to two minutes for the ball to brown nicely and cook right through. If you are finding it takes longer, your oil might need to be hotter. Whenever you are using hot oil, you need to practice caution, and use a heavy bottom pan and be careful. When the potato ball is finished, you can remove with a slotted spoon and place onto a paper lined plate so that the excess oil can drain off. Let them cool for a minute or so before serving them with the dipping sauce.

This recipe blog is created by Desiree, who is passionate about cooking and eating food. She is a busy girl who lives in the Tampa Bay area, has a full-time job, full-time boyfriend, and is working towards her second degree.

She started the recipe blog as she needed a hobby, so this was a good way to write down some of the recipes that she loved. The food that you will find on the site is all about comfort food, which she has a love for. She enjoys everything from salad to macaroni and cheese and wants food to not only fill a hungry stomach, but food to feed her soul as well. To her, that is comfort food. Great food that she cooks at home enjoys and then shares with you. You will want to take a look because we can all use a little comfort food every now and again.

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