These delicious mash balls are a winner for any occasion. Creamy mash with a cube of cheese melted inside will win over any food critic. You can add anything you like to mash mixture to suit your own taste, i've gone for a classic bacon and cheddar.for myself and my husband wanted jalapeno cheese in his. Let me know what creative flavors you come up with..
4 Cups Cold Mashed Potatoes
1 Spring Onion, sliced
4 Slices Bacon, cooked and chopped
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
12 Cubes of Cheese ( I used half vintage cheddar & half Jalapeno cheese)
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Bread Crumbs (I used Garlic and Herb Breadcrumbs)
Oil for deep frying
Place cold mashed potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Add spring onion, Bacon, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, salt and one egg and mix until well combined.
Flour your hands and place a heaped tablespoon size ball of mash potato mixture in your hand and flatten into a small disc. Place cube of Cheese in the center and wrap the mash mixture around the cheese. Roll into a ball, Repeat until all the cheese is used. (I got 12 balls, but if you didn't coat them in alot of mash you could get more)
In three separate bowls, add Flour, Bread Crumbs, and 2 eggs, whisked. Coat the potato ball in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. (if you want extra crunchy once crumbed, dip back into the egg wash and crumb again.
Deep fry the balls in batches of 2-3 (don't crowd the pot) until browned on all sides and cooked through, this should take around 3-4mins. Drain excess oil off on papertowel. Serve Hot.
Mum of 2, Wife of a Fifo worker and lover of delicious, creative food.