Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 4 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup real bacon cooked and diced
  • 1 1/2 cup dry-toasted panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying

Directions:

  1. Place the mashed potatoes in a bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in the egg whites, cheese, onions and bacon bits.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls or put it a pastry bag and pipe into 3 1/2inch sticks then roll in breadcrumbs. Let stand for 30 minutes in the freezer.
  4. In deep fat fryer set to 375°F, fry potato balls, a few at a time, for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve warm.
  5. Serving Suggestion: Serve with jalapeno pepper jelly