I think I have discovered the ultimate way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and the perfect appetizer for New Year’s Eve cocktail parties. First you mix left over potatoes with fresh roasted garlic and shredded Gruyere cheese. Next they are coated in a mixture of regular and panko bread crumbs. Finally you take the cheesy roasted garlic potato balls and fry them until they are perfectly golden brown. They are crispy on the outside and oh so soft on the inside.
As if I really needed another way to eat mashed potatoes. But after trying something similar to this out at a local restaurant, I couldn’t resist the temptation to make them at home. I mean really, there is no possible way that you could go wrong with fried mashed potatoes.
The numbers of combinations that you could do with this recipe are essentially endless. I chose roasted garlic simply because I love the way it makes your house smell and the sweet taste is always a welcome addition to mashed potatoes. And I chose Gruyere cheese because its sweet but slightly salty flavor was the perfect compliment to the garlic and mashed potatoes.
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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