Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Loaded Baked Potato Bites

2 cups left over mashed potatoes
2 T flour
2/3 cup shredded cheese
3 strips of bacon, crumbled
1/3 cups of green onions
1 egg
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups of Italian Bread crumbs or Panko
Salt & Pepper
Oil for frying
Ranch Dipping Sauce
Remove potatoes from fridge adn let sit for a few minutes to remove the chill.  Add flour to potatoes in a large mixing bowl, stirring to combine well.  Add the cheese, bacon, and green onions.  Using about a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball.  If it doesn't stick togehter and hold its shape, add a bit more flour to make it more sturdy. 
Heat oil in a fryer or saucepan to medium high or 350-375 degrees.  Whisk egg into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.  Palce bread crumbs into a seperate bowl.  Dip each ball in egg, then roll in bread crumbs.  Set all aside on a baking pan.  Fry until golden brown about 1 -2 minutes.  Fry in small batches, and drain on a paper towel.
Makes 12- 14 Bites



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