Cheesy Turkey and Mashed Potato Balls

Cheesy Turkey and Mashed Potato Balls

Our Turkey and Mashed Potato Balls are perfect as a hearty appetizer or a light meal. A great use for your leftover mashed potatoes!


Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 oz.) Keystone Turkey, shredded
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Gravy or ranch dressing, for serving

Steps

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, Keystone Turkey, scallions, cheese and eggs until well combined. Place the breadcrumbs in a separate large bowl.
  2. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop out about 3 tablespoons of the mashed potato mixture and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball in the breadcrumbs, shaking off any excess. Repeat the scooping, rolling and breading process with the remaining mashed potato mixture.
  3. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Add the vegetable oil to a large heavy-bottomed stockpot and attach the deep-fry thermometer to the side. Heat the oil until it reaches 360°F. Carefully add a few of the mashed potato balls to the oil and cook them, turning occasionally, until they’re golden brown.
  4. Using a slotted spoon or colander, transfer the mashed potato bites to the paper towel-lined plate and immediately season them with salt. Add the remaining mashed potato balls to the oil, returning the oil to 360°F between each batch.
  5. Serve the mashed potato bites with gravy or ranch dressing for dipping.