Chef John

551 RECIPES

30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

Cheesy Potato Balls

Mashed potato balls stuffed with beef and cheddar cheese, coated with bread crumb, and fried till crispy and golden. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

CUISINES: American
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 50 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 lb Fresh Potato, Peeled And Cut Into 1 Inch Wedge
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 oz Heavy Cream
  • oz Butter
  • 1 pinch Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 2 oz Cheese Cube
  • 2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 5.2 oz Ground Beef
  • 3.5 oz Onion
  • 2 oz Carrot
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
In a large skillet over high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil, add onion, carrot and ground beef, cook, stirring until beef done.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Bring 2 to 3 cups of water (enough to cover potato pieces) to a boil, add potatoes and stir occasionally, until potatoes are soften. When potatoes are done, remove from heat and drain immediately.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
In a large bowl, add potatoes and press to mash them; add milk, heavy cream, butter, salt and pepper, and cooked beef; mix thoroughly.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Shape into 1.5 inch ball poke a hole in the middle, put a cheese cube in reshaping. Then roll in bread crumbs, let it stand for a few minutes.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
In a large skillet over high heat, heat oil to 350°F / 180°C, deep fry potato balls, stir occasionally, until golden brown.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
With a center of gooey cheese, these mashed potato balls make the perfect appetizer!