Uses Chipotle Paste
Cheesy Mashed Potato Bacon Bombs
They’re a great way to use up leftover Mexican mashed potato, but these mashed potato bombs are so delicious its also well worth making a fresh batch of mashed potato.
You could also bake these mashed potato bombs in the oven at 180°C (350°F, Gas 4). Just make sure you brush them in a little olive oil beforehand.
1 hour 15 mins
How to make it
- Start by preparing your Mexican Mashed Potato.
- Lightly flour a surface. Grab small handfuls of the potato and flatten out into little discs.
- Add a small cube of mozzarella in the centre and roll in your palms into a little spherical parcel. Place aside and repeat until all the mix has gone. Aim for 12 little balls.
- Use a food processor to blitz the breadcrumbs into finer crumbs. Place the breadcrumbs, flour and egg into separate bowls.
- Dip each ball into the flour, then into the beaten egg, then into the breadcrumbs and coat all over (try to keep one hand dry so as to avoid too much mess). Repeat the egg and breadcrumb stage.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up.
- Wrap each ball in a rasher of bacon and secure with a cocktail stick.
- Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or heavy-based pan to 180°C (350°F). Carefully add the balls in batches (no more than 3 or 4 at a time) and cook for about 4–5 minutes until golden. Drain on kitchen paper.
- Serve warm with the chipotle chilli ketchup for dipping and a sprinkle of parsley.