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Delicious Deep Fried 'Tater Balls!

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Amazingly delicious and savory!! A great way to use up left over mashed potatoes!!!!!

UPDATES: Just noticed that I had mixed up the proportions of the Ingredients List with the original recipe, a doubled & a halved recipe! Ingredients are now updated with correct proportions!! Cook On!! (updated 02/28/2013)

This recipe makes 25-30 1-inch balls
Ingredients:

2 Cups mashed potatoes
1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 slices of bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
1 egg
1/3 cup breading flour (use your favorite! I like Louisiana Chicken Fry!)
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup peas
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon season salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup breading flour
1 1/8 teaspoon season salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon black pepper

frying oil

You will need:
3 bowls
measuring spoons
dry measuring cup
deep fryer or medium pot
spoons or ice cream scoop
tongs
paper towels
 
 
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Step 1: Make the dough

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Place your mashed potatoes in a microwave safe bowl. If you are starting with freshly-made mashed potatoes then you dont need to heat them as they are already hot! 

Mix in your cheese and bacon crumbles. This is easier if your original mashed potatoes are already cheesy and bacony. I also like to make my mashed potatoes with minced garlic for extra garlic flavor.

Mix in the egg, flour, veggies and spices. All the spice amounts should be adjusted to your liking!

In another bowl, mix the 1/2 cup breading flour with the salt, pepper and cayenne. Again, spice to your liking.
kretzlord1 year ago
This could be the thanksgiving version of the "Schweddy balls" SNL skit. Love it!
Those look really tasty.
I want to eat those balls :)