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Cheesy Potato Bites with Ranch Dip

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Cheesy Potato Bites with Ranch Dip
  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 24
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Progresso® plain bread crumbs provide a simple addition to these potato bites – a wonderful appetizer on the occasion of Halloween.

Ingredients

1
container (24 oz) refrigerated mashed potatoes
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
4
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
6
eggs
1 3/4
cups Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1
container (16 oz) sour cream
2
teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix (from 1-oz package)

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, mix mashed potatoes, cheese, 2 tablespoons of the chives, the bacon and 1 of the eggs with spoon until blended. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • 2 In shallow bowl, place bread crumbs. In another shallow bowl, beat remaining 5 eggs. Coat potato balls with bread crumbs, then dip into eggs and coat again with bread crumbs.
  • 3 In deep fryer or 3-quart heavy saucepan, heat 2 inches oil to 375°F. Fry potato balls, in batches, in hot oil 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix sour cream, remaining 2 tablespoons chives and the dressing mix. Serve warm potato bites with sauce.
Tips  

Get all the flavors of a loaded baked potato in one mouthful. These fried mashed potato balls are best served hot while the cheesy center is freshly melted.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
264
Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
0%
)
Sodium
778mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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