Crispy fried mashed potato balls. Need I say more? This is mashed potato, reconceptualized. It's really very simple where a standard breading operation is conducted on balls of cold mashed potato.
You don't need to follow the recipe at all. If you have any leftover mashed potato of your own just go ahead and roll it, bread it, and fry it. Can be served like fried as a side, but I went ahead and plopped it in a bowl of mushroom soup which turned out to be one of the best things I did that day.
1 kg potato
1 cup grated cheddar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp breadcrumbs
For the coating:
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
oil, to fry
Peel the potatoes and cut in half. Boil them in salted water until tender. Drain and mash in a bowl, but leaving it slightly chunky (do not over-mash).
Stir in the grated cheddar, salt, paprika, eggs, and tablespoon of breadcrumbs. If you can form golf balls at this stage, do so then refrigerate until firm. If it is too soft to form into balls, refrigerate a while before forming the balls.
When the balls have firmed up in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, coat them in the eggs then in the panko breadcrumbs. Fry until golden and crispy on the outside. Serve immediately.
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