Our mom got this delicious recipe years ago at a church dinner. These potato balls are perfect as a side dish, or as an appetizer for the big game.
I made them for our super bowl party this year, because they are the perfect finger food, and they were devoured within minutes. They were so tasty.
They are filled with buttery mashed potatoes and melted cheese. Your picky eaters will devour these. They are so simple to throw together and make the perfect appetizer or finger food.
We also have them as a side dish some nights, because they are quick, and I usually have the ingredients on hand. If you need a quick appetizer, snack, or side dish, this is a recipe I definitely recommend.
could i bake these?
I have only fried them, which I highly recommend. It may not be the most healthy option, but they sure are delicious, and I think it’s okay to do every now and then.
If you bake them, they will probably fall apart and have a hard time staying in their ball form. They may also not be as crunchy.
would any potato work for this recipe?
For this recipe, we used russet potatoes, however, really any potato would work for this recipe. I have never made it using sweet potatoes because I usually use russet potatoes and I don’t know how the cheesy and sweet combination would pair.
I have made this recipe using red potatoes and it was absolutely scrumptious. You can also peel the potatoes, or keep the skin on. I like the texture of the skin, so I usually keep it on.
You could also use golden yukon potatoes. Really any potato would work great for this recipe. If you have a favorite potato, try it. It’s hard to mess this recipe up, so any type of potato would be delicious.
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