Battered, deep-fried mashed potato puffs with bacon and a cube of Cheddar inside. Serve with chive sour cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chive Cream:
Cheddar Crisps:
Potato Puffs:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • MIX 1/2 cup sour cream and chopped chives together in a small bowl. Refrigerate.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Shred 1/2 of cheese to make about 1 cup of shreds. Divide shreds into 8 piles, about 2-inches apart, on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake about 5 minutes or until cheese melts and becomes crisp. Let cool 5 minutes and remove from baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 180 degrees F.

  • Cut the remaining 4 oz. cheese into 8 1/2-inch cubes. Form balls of mashed potato mixture, using an ice cream scoop. Make a small hole in center of each potato ball and fill with one cube Borden® Cheese. Cover with additional mashed potato so cheese is hidden inside. Refrigerate until ready to fry.

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F. Prepare beer batter according to package directions; dip each mashed potato ball into batter, and deep-fry for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oil, and drain on paper towel. Reheat oil to 375 degrees F between batches. Keep potato puffs warm in the holding oven.

  • Place potato puff on a plate; top with dollop of chive cream, a few chives and the Cheddar crisp. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

778 calories; protein 30.8g 62% DV; carbohydrates 42.8g 14% DV; fat 44.9g 69% DV; cholesterol 133.2mg 44% DV; sodium 2330.5mg 93% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2017
What happened to the bacon? This recipe sounds good in theory but some important steps are missing. What do I do with the butter? Do I use milk to make the mash potatoes? Please fill in the blanks Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2017
What happened to the bacon? This recipe sounds good in theory but some important steps are missing. What do I do with the butter? Do I use milk to make the mash potatoes? Please fill in the blanks Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/02/2018
I wish I knew all the steps to making this kind of confusing Read More