To prepare mashed potato puffs, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 cups mashed potatoes
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (optional)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions (optional)
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a muffin tin or line it with cupcake liners.
- In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, grated cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped green onions. Mix them well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the beaten eggs. Add the eggs to the potato mixture and mix until everything is combined.
- In another bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper. Add this dry mixture to the potato mixture and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
- Scoop the potato mixture into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup to about three-quarters full.
- Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the potato puffs are golden brown on top and set in the center.
- Once cooked, remove the potato puffs from the oven and let them cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serve the mashed potato puffs as a side dish or appetizer. They can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature.
These mashed potato puffs are a delicious and convenient way to enjoy mashed potatoes in a unique form. You can also customize the recipe by adding other ingredients such as herbs, spices, or different types of cheese according to your taste preferences.