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 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • 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)
  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
264
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
778mg
778%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.