As I've mentioned before, I have a very picky preschooler at home. But, I've noticed that he will eat anything if I put it on a toothpick or a stick. I have no idea what the allure is or why it makes dinnertime so exciting, but then again, I'm not four. So, when I found this recipe for mashed potatoes on a stick I was both intrigued and a little giddy. Could it be that I could combine two of his most favorite things - potatoes and foods on a stick. I laughed out loud. Of course I could, and you can too!
1 pouch Betty Crocker® mashed potatoes (your choice in flavor)
2 cups hot water
Shredded cheese, if desired
Cooked bacon pieces, if desired
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1 cup milk
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 or 7 bamboo skewers
- Make mashed potatoes as directed on pouch, using 2 cups hot water. If desired, stir in a handful of shredded cheese or bacon pieces. Refrigerate 15 minutes to cool.
- Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. With hands, shape 18 to 21 balls using 2 tablespoons potato mixture for each. Place on cookie sheet. Freeze potato balls 30 minutes to set.
- Meanwhile, in Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat egg and milk; stir in flour, salt and baking powder until smooth.
- In batches of 4 or 5, dip each potato ball into batter; tap off excess against side of bowl. Fry about 4 minutes, turning once. With slotted spoon, remove from oil; set on paper towels. Thread 3 potato balls onto each skewer.
Moms, what are some of your favorite meals for picky eaters?
*Recipe courtesy of Lil Miss Bossy http://lilmissbossy.com