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Potato Bites With Cheese and Sweet Corn

Potato Bites With Cheese and Sweet Corn, a great starter with only a few ingredients. Perfect to share with the whole family.

Potato bites on a white rectangle plate

I must admit that l am guilty of throwing away leftover food sometimes. How wrong that is! Leftovers can be transformed into a completely different and spectacular dish that tastes so great.

I love potatoes and l could easily and happily survive only on potatoes, and there are countless ways of cooking them. Mashed potatoes are sheer goodness, so creamy and tasty.

The only problem is that it is best to serve them immediately, as later on the taste won’t be as nice. But, as usual, l tend to cook way too much and inevitably there’s always some left.

I also had some sweet corn and was not quite sure how to use it, so l decided to make these lovely bites. l would lie if l say l love cheese. Love doesn’t even come close, l adore cheese. Cheddar cheese is by far my favourite type of cheese. Many of my dishes have cheese, it’s hard not to use it. But do feel free to use any other cheese, as these bites will taste great with any type.

Overhead shot of a white bowl with sour cream and a potato bite in it

Mashed potatoes can be used in countless of leftover recipes, from mashed potato and tuna patties, to fish pies. It’s a lot better to make your own, rather than buy it ready-made, it’s a lot more flavourful and the consistency is usually a lot creamier.

One thing YOU MUST AVOID when you make mashed potatoes is using a food processor or blender. It is best to mash them with a potato masher, otherwise the texture is ruined, and the mash becomes pretty much disgusting.

The secret to make it nice and fluffy is using butter and milk/cream. Oh, my! This is pure heaven, I can’t think of comfort food without mashed potatoes, the two of them go hand in hand.

Do try these bites, they are great, and go well with any sauce. Little ones will definitely ask for more.

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Overhead shot of a white bowl with sour cream and a potato bite in it
Potato Bites With Cheese and Sweet Corn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Potato Bites With Cheese and Sweet Corn, a great starter with only a few ingredients. Perfect to share with the whole family.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 15 bites
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese cubed
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • chilli sauce to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
Instructions
  1. Place the mashed potatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Chop the spring onion finely and add it to the bowl, together with the sweet corn.
  3. Season well with salt and black pepper and add some chilli sauce.
  4. Shape small balls and cover them in breadcrumbs.
  5. Cut the cheese into small cubes.
  6. Use your thumb to make a hole in the potato balls and place the cheese cube in there. Reshape them into a ball.
  7. Add the sunflower oil to a frying pan, then fry the potato balls until golden-brown.
  8. Place kitchen towel on a plate and transfer the potato bites, the paper will absorb the excess oil.
  9. Serve with sour cream and freshly chopped parsley.
Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces. The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
Nutrition Facts
Potato Bites With Cheese and Sweet Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 149mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 9.3%
Calcium 5.9%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Lina
    January 16, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    They look soooooooo scrumptious and utterly delightful! Amazing recipe..

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    January 17, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    These looks incredibly good. Love cheese and potatoes….perfect little appetizer for get togethers.

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      January 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you very much! I am so glad that you like it 🙂

  • Reply
    Diana L.
    January 17, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    These cheesy potato bites look so yummy. I agree, I always make too much mashed potatoes too. I feel it would be far worse to run out of mashed potatoes at the dinner table then have to many. Now I don’t have to feel bad about the extras! Pinning this recipe for sure!

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      January 17, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment! Home-made food is so tasty! 🙂

  • Reply
    Munchies and Munchkins
    January 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    These look amazing! Love this idea.

  • Reply
    Munchies and Munchkins
    January 17, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    these look so good! great idea.

  • Reply
    Stacey is Sassy
    January 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Just showed hubby and I think I might have talked him into making them for me. YUM!!!

  • Reply
    Teresa
    January 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Great recipe, I trow away leftovers too from time to time, especially when I don’t have any idea what to do with them… Thank so much for this recipe!

  • Reply
    Karyn
    January 18, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    yummy.. I’m always on the lookout for delicious potato recipes.. my kids get fed up with mash all the time

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      January 19, 2016 at 12:15 am

      I hope you’ll like this recipe, it’s nice 🙂

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    William@myrecordplayers.com
    January 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    It looks so delicious. But Daniela, is it ok if the dish does not include sunflower oil? I’m allergic to it.

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      Daniela Apostol
      January 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      I am glad that you like it. Absolutely, any other oil can be used, it does not need to be sunflower oil only. I prefer this one because it does not have a strong flavour, but you can you a normal vegetable oil instead.

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