Photo by Amy Erikson

We all love bacon and we all love cheese. Add some mashed potatoes, batter and a little love and what do you have? A bomb full of cheesy, greasy, bacon-y, potato-y goodness that your taste buds will be forever grateful for.

Easy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: Approximately 8 large bombs

Ingredients: 
2 potatoes, diced and boiled
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs + 1 cup of flour OR 1 cup of dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk
Vegetable oil for frying
Cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese) cut into 1″ chunks
1 package of bacon

Photo by Megan Tang

Photo by Megan Tang

Directions:

1. Dice two potatoes and boil them for 10 minutes (finished product can be seen above). At the same time, heat vegetable oil in a saucepan or small pot to approximately 300-350°F.

2. Mash potatoes and add milk plus the butter. Stir.

Photo by Megan Tang

Photo by Megan Tang

3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and add flour OR pour out 1 cup of dry breadcrumbs into a small bowl. Pictured below is the eggs + flour mixture.

Photo by Megan Tang

Photo by Megan Tang

4. Cut up 1″ cubes of cheese.

Photo by Megan Tang

Photo by Megan Tang

5. Grab a handful of the mashed potato mixture and form it around a cheddar cheese cube, making a bomb shape.

Photo by Megan Tang

Photo by Megan Tang

6. Roll the bomb in either the eggs + flour mixture OR bowl of dry breadcrumbs. Pictured below is with the eggs + flour mixture.

Photo by Megan Tang

Photo by Megan Tang

7. Wrap the bomb with one slice of bacon. Pictured below is with the breadcrumb mixture.

Photo courtesy of Amy Erikson

Photo by Amy Erikson

8. Fry the bomb in the vegetable oil for approximately 3-4 minutes (use your own judgement, making sure the bacon is thoroughly cooked).

Photo courtesy of Amy Erikson

Photo by Amy Erikson

9. Let the bomb drain of excess oil and cool off for a few minutes. Then, enjoy the exploding bomb of flavor. Serve with sour cream if desired.

Photo courtesy of Amy Erikson

Photo by Amy Erikson

Recipe adapted from Amy Erikson’s Mashed Potato Bacon Bombs.

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