Friday, March 16, 2012

Éirinn go brách-- Prata

Potatoes are a staple in our home and always looking for new and good recipes. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did.

Mashed Potato Balls ( from
2 Cups mashed potatoes (let them come to room temp)
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese ( I used mexican four cheese)
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup real bacon bits ( did not use)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
Oil for frying

In a medium bowl add mashed potatoes, stir in egg, cheese, onions and bacon. Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in bread crumbs. Let stand for 15 min. In the meantime heat a med. skillet over med. high with 1 inch of oil. When hot, fry potato balls, a few at a time for 2-3 min-till golden brown.
Remove with slotted spoon and let them drain on a paper towel.
Serve warm

Buffalo Potatoes   from Taste of

4 Large Idaho Russet Potatoes, peeled and cut in wedges. I leave the skin on.

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup dry parmesan cheese                                      

1 cup instant flaked mashed potatoes

2 tsp Old Bay seasoning

1 pinch cayenne pepper

pan spray coating

salt to taste
1. Blanch potato wedges in salted water. Drain. While hot, toss with half the oil.

2. In bowl mix cheese, flaked potatoes, Old Bay seasoning and pepper. Toss with warm potatoes to coat well.

3. Spread potatoes on pan sprayed with coating.

4. Bake at 450 18 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

5. Seson with salt.

I baked them at 400 for 30 min.


  1. It is only 8 am, but you got me wanting this RIGHT NOW ! Both of the recipes sound so good. I must try them soon.

  2. Ohhh...these look and sound SO delicious!!! Aside from the bacon, I have all the ingredients I need to make these little potato balls! Myra, it's perfectly fine to eat these for breakfast!

  3. Right you are Aurora, if I can eat cereal for dinner, there is no reason at all, I couldn't eat these for breakfast. Definately going to make these. I buy the real bacon bits to keep in the house. They are great for putting in recipes when you don't feel like cooking up bacon. Yummy, yummy, going to buy some potatoes this week and make them.

  4. I'm going to try these tonight.