Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Loaded Monster Mash Bites


Prep Time: 50min
Total Time: 50min
Servings: 24


Ingredients

1
container (24 oz) refrigerated mashed potatoes
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
4
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
6
eggs
1 3/4
cups Progresso® plain bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1
container (16 oz) sour cream
2
teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix (from 1-oz package)

Directions

  • 1In large bowl, mix mashed potatoes, cheese, 2 tablespoons of the chives, the bacon and 1 of the eggs with spoon until blended. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • 2In shallow bowl, place bread crumbs. In another shallow bowl, beat remaining 5 eggs. Coat potato balls with bread crumbs, then dip into eggs and coat again with bread crumbs.
  • 3In deep fryer or 3-quart heavy saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 375°F. Fry potato balls, in batches, in hot oil 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4In small bowl, mix sour cream, remaining 2 tablespoons chives and the dressing mix. Serve warm potato bites with sauce.

    Expert Tips

    Get all the flavors of a loaded baked potato in one mouthful. These fried mashed potato balls are best served hot while the cheesy center is freshly melted.
    Source:  www.Bettycrocker.com

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