Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Baked Mashed Potato Balls


It was Chanukah and we were eating all kinds of latkes and other foods, fried in oil, so I stamped my foot a dozen times and went on strike.  No more latkes. No more grease.  No more frying.  It was good while it lasted but enough is enough.  Over-indulgence is a great way to turn one's back on too much of a good thing.

This all started when I was going to make a concoction, a mashed potato latke, fried in oil but no, I got smart and turned the pancakes into balls and baked them until crispy and had a delicious potato dish that was a bit different.  Best of all, it was not fried and actually was grease free.

Mashed PotatoBalls 

Ingredients:

3  cups leftover mashed potatoes

1 egg

1/4 cup corn flake crumbs

1/4 cup chopped scallions

 salt and pepper to taste


Method:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix together all ingredients in a medium-large bowl.

Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out mashed potato and roll in hands to make a ball about an inch in size.

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place balls on sheet.

Bake in oven for about 20 minutes.  (If you want, you can spray the balls with the "dreaded" cooking oil for a crisper exterior.  You can also sprinkle paprika on the balls or sprinkle seeds over them.)

Eat and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Chaya, This sounds like a great idea. I think baked often comes out just as good.

    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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