Loaded Monster Mash Bites

Loaded Monster Mash Bites

Progresso® plain bread crumbs provide a simple addition to these potato bites – a wonderful appetizer on the occasion of Halloween.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

24

servings

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)
  1. In 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.
  2. In 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.
  3. In 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.
  4. In small bowl, mix sour cream, remaining 2 tablespoons chives and the dressing mix. Serve warm potato bites with sauce.
Makes 24 servings (1 potato bite)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Serving Tip
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 264
    • Total Fat 22g
      • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
    • Sodium 778mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 10g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 6g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1 Starch;
      • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
      • 3 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.