If there’s one thing I love, it’s preparing a big Sunday dinner for friends and family.
The only downside? I cook up a feast and always end up with a heaping pile of leftovers. A roast is easy, you can just make it into sandwiches like these delicious brisket sliders, and veggies taste great reheated.
The problem for me is always mashed potatoes. I love them hot and covered in butter, but they just aren’t quite the same the next day.
Fortunately, I recently learned that there’s an easy recipe to give them a second life, one that will make you wish you’d made even more to begin with!
They’re called Leftover Mashed Potato Bombs, and they’re a tasty and super-efficient way to convert your Sunday leftovers into a crispy, delicious appetizer that your friends will clamor for.
Best of all, you only need a few simple ingredients to pull them together! Print out the recipe below to whip up a batch of your very own!
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2 bunches scallions, diced
2 cups bacon, chopped
20 half-inch cubes of cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
Oil for frying
Ranch dressing for dipping
Combine mashed potatoes, scallions, and bacon. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.
Take a pinch of mixture and roll into a ball, then flatten slightly into a patty.
Place cube of cheese in the center of patty, then roll potato mix around it and into a ball.
Repeat until mixture is used up.
In a small bowl, whisk egg and milk together to form an egg wash.
Dip each potato ball into egg wash, then roll in panko. Repeat for each ball.
Heat oil in a frying pan, then transfer panko-crusted potato boils into hot oil.
Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden-brown.
Serve hot with ranch dressing for dipping. Enjoy!
If you think this delicious and efficient appetizer looks mouthwatering and make sure to SHARE with friends and family!