MASHED POTATO BACON CHEESE BALLS
Hey folks it is Barry here welcome to my virgin
kitchen today we are making some cheesy mashed potato balls with bacon and chilli and chives
my friends. Absolutely shiver me timbers stonkingly good you are going to love them hit pause
on the video now if you want to have a go at making them. They are so so good if you
want to put your own twist on them as we will discuss any minute now.
Alright so todays random shoutout goes to Dan walsh who is one of about ten people in
the last week who have requested this recipe. Except the one that he found was bacon wrapped,
now when I tried to do bacon wrapped things in the past sometimes it works other times
it unravels like a crazy lizard type thing. So we put bacon inside the balls, inside the
balls. So the first thing you need to do is make
your mashed potato if you made some say yesterday and have some leftover that is perfect and
you can skip this step. But I had some potatoes added some milk, pepper and butter just mashed
it all together that is how I make my mash. So do it the way you make your mash, the main
thing is you want to make it nice and thick you do not want it too watery or it will not
bond together later on. So you know you can get those ready made mashed potatoes in the
fridge section of your supermarket do not use that because it will go everywhere, you
do not want that. Into the potato you can add whatever you like,
so I went for some chives, chilli for some spank and also some bacon which I chopped
up all nice and fine it was lovely and crispy earlier on push that into the bowl and mix
through until merged and looking all colourful and stuff.
It is important to make sure your potato is nice and cool at this stage as we are adding
the egg now which will hold it all together otherwise you will make a mashed potato omelette
which could be pretty cool. Anyhow add the egg in there get it all nice and combined.
What you can do is just put it in the fridge to help it firm up even more to make the moulding
easier. So here is the messy bit with some cheese
that is cut about an inch by an inch square get it and push into the mashed potato mixture
roll into a ball then stick into the breadcrumbs nice light crispy breadcrumbs you can use
standard ones if you like. Get it all nice and rolled around and keep refrigerated until
ready to fry. And when it comes to frying I really hate
the smell of frying my kitchen stinks right now but anyhow you wanna get the oil nice
and hot carefully lower the balls into the hot oil it will only take ten seconds for
it to fully colour so put it in there rest it on some kitchen towel then repeat those
steps until they are golden brown ball goodness right there.
I hope you agree they are looking stonking once halved all that cheese will come out
all gooey with all that chilli bacon flavour in there so so good serve up with some sour
cream and chive dip and dunk away until your heart is content exactly what I am going to
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