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Fried Mashed Potato Balls

This easy recipe turns those sad leftover mashed potatoes into something MAGICAL. If you’ve got more leftovers on your hands, you gotta check out these recipes to revive your Thanksgiving remnants. I’m especially fond of these insane Friendsgiving Nachos.

3 c. leftover mashed potatoes
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2/3 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. thinly sliced chives
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 egg, beaten
1 1/3 c. panko bread crumbs

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Lena Abraham is the assistant food editor at Delish.com, where she develops and shoots recipes for video and still
In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes with cooked bacon, cheddar, chives,
and garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are
Place eggs and panko in separate shallow bowls. Use a small cookie scoop to
scoop 1” to 2” balls of mashed potato mixture. Roll into a ball in your hands,
then dredge first in egg and then in panko. Repeat until all mashed potatoes are
Heat 3” of oil in a large cast iron skillet until candy thermometer reads 375°. Fry
potato balls in batches until golden on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on a paper
towel lined plate and season immediately with more salt.