"Gimme Thrive" Mashed Potato Balls

by Julie Finlayson on August 13, 2016
Julie Finlayson
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A fun use for leftover mashed potatoes! You don't have to use Velveeta--just try to use a cheese that melts quickly. Cheddar is tasty, but won't end up very melted.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 70 min

Cook Time: 4 min

Total Time: 74 min

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70 min
4 min
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  • 2 c. THRIVE Mashed PotatoesTHRIVE Mashed Potatoes already prepared and seasoned
  • 2 tbsp. THRIVE Green Onions - Freeze DriedTHRIVE Green Onions - Freeze Dried
  • 1 tbsp. Chives
  • 12 unknown Velveeta cheese cut into 1/2
  • 1/3 c. White Flour (All Purpose Unbleached Flour)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. panko or bread crumbs

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  1. Add the green onions and chives to the mashed potatoes, adding a little water to refresh them as you go.
  2. Scoop out about a golf-ball size amount of potato mix and insert a cheese cube in the middle, carefully forming a seamless ball around it. Repeat with remaining potato mix.
  3. Freeze mashed potato balls for 1 hour.
  4. When ready to fry, heat 2" of vegetable oil in a pot to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll each ball in flour, then coat in egg, then cover well with panko/bread crumbs.
  6. Carefully drop ball into hot oil and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat until all balls are fried.
  7. Serve with gravy, ketchup, ranch dressing, or any sauce you'd like to try!