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Mashed Potatoes --- On a STICK!

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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 egg

1 cup milk

1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

6 or 7 bamboo skewers

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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


by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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aidansmommy219
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

 I made these before when someone else posted them in group around Thanksgiving. I made them in our deep fryer and they got stuck to the bottom. What a mess. They were good but definitely not good to look at lol.

Flaca43
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM

 Looks and sounds yummy and fun! My children will love eating these!

ceciliam
by on Apr. 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I'll pass on this one. I do not eat fried foods.

Wish2Be
by Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

 Thanks for the support. :)

I am hoping we can work it out....he never really eats much to begin with. When he was first starting solids...he ate so amazingly. I was sooo proud. Now is a different story....I am embarrassed. :(

Quoting Dabberdoo:


Yeh, no picky eater ideas here.  Eat or starve.  

 My son is super picky and super skinny, so I am afraid of that Eat or Starve bit....and yes I am a first time mom.

6 children here.  I promise, unless there is something very wrong, no child will allow himself to starve.  And no worries about your child being skinny.  Kids are all different sizes and shapes and doctors would do mommies a great service to toss "growth charts" out the window.  Hang in there.  My SIL was just talking to me the other day about her son, my nephew.  He is 12 and still wearing size 6/8 underwear.  He is just a super skinny kid but very healthy.  She was harrassed by doctors constantly when he was younger but he is active, healthy, "normal".  He is a good kid who happens to be skinny.  

(Not saying this to convince you to do things "my way".  Just talking to ya.  *smile*)

 

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Leelee1008
by Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

hmmm very i nteresting, might give it a try

Leelee1008
by Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

lol OH god I can imagine.

Quoting aidansmommy219:

 I made these before when someone else posted them in group around Thanksgiving. I made them in our deep fryer and they got stuck to the bottom. What a mess. They were good but definitely not good to look at lol.


Leelee1008
by Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 11:17 AM

agreed. I am not a fan of box or baged potatos.

Quoting Dabberdoo:

This is brilliant.  Gonna have to go with regular potatoes, though.


TheBabyFactory4
by Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Awesome idea. Looks good
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dusky_rose
by Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM

What a great idea! I wonder if my no mashed potato eating boy would touch those are not?


I'm thankful for a hubby that loves me, 4 healthy children, a warm
place to sleep and enough food for our meals... God bless America!

imadekyle
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM

i love this....for me!! my son hates potatoes of all kinds, but i love them. gotta try it :)

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