Pimento Potato Poppers

A Southern Twist!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


2 cup leftover cooked mashed potatoes (cold)
1/2 cup Vidalia onions, small dice
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 cup green, red or yellow peppers, small dice
1/2 cup Pimento cheese spread
2 tbsp butter
1 cup flour
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 eggs, whisked
vegetable oil

Cooking Tools

3 bowls

Deep fry pan

Medium mixing Bowl

Small skillet 

In a skillet, melt butter and saute onions, peppers and garlic until tender. In a mixing bowl, mix mashed potatoes, the sauteed vegetables with the butter and Pimento cheese and blend well. Make small potato balls.  Make a dredging station with bowl: flour, whisked eggs and Panko. Dip each ball into flour, then eggs, then Panko.  Heat oil to 350 Degrees F. Fry each ball until golden brown.
Serves 4

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