3 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons chives, sliced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
Oil for frying
In a large bowl, add mashed potatoes, cheese, chives, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
Place eggs and panko breadcrumbs in separate bowls. Use an ice-cream scooper to create balls of the mashed potato mixture, and roll with your hands until a smooth ball is formed.
Place each ball first in egg and then in panko, making sure it’s completely coated. Repeat until all mashed potatoes are used.
Heat oil in a large heavy-based frypan over a medium to high heat. When oil is hot, fry potato balls in batches for 2-3 minutes until golden brown on all sides. Drain on a paper towel, season and serve immediately.