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Fried Mashed Potato and Gravy Bombs -- Thrillist Recipes
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Cole Saladino/Thrillist

Eating mashed potatoes and gravy doesn't have to be any more involved than a spoon and your mouth, but sometimes the path of least resistance limits you from experiencing truly transcendent tastes. Such is the case for this recipe for bite-sized mashed potato bombs that explode with warm gravy. Apparently the only thing that could make the combo better is a crispy fried crust.

Fried Mashed Potato Gravy Bombs

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Posted by Thrillist on Sunday, February 7, 2016

Fried Mashed Potato and Gravy Bombs -- Thrillist Recipes
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Fried mashed potatoes and gravy bombs recipe

Total Time: 35 minutes, plus freezing time
Yield: 32-36 bombs

  • 1 cup gravy
  • 4 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
  • Pour gravy into an icecube tray and freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Unmold gravy cubes and cut them into 4 smaller pieces.
  • In a large bowl, mix together mashed potatoes, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  • Place flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls. Wrap 2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes around 1 gravy cube. Dredge in flour, shaking off the excess, dip into eggs, and coat in breadcrumbs. Repeat with remaining mashed potatoes and gravy.
  • In a deep fryer, heat oil to 375°F. Fry potato balls, a few at a time, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve warm.