air fryer mashed potato balls

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: Makes approximately 12 potato balls
3 cups mashed potatoes, chilled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup breadcrumbs (panko or regular)
Cooking spray
Optional Dipping Sauce:

Sour cream or ranch dressing
Preparing the Mashed Potato Mixture:
Chill Mashed Potatoes: Ensure that your mashed potatoes are well-chilled. This makes it easier to shape them into balls.
Add Cheese and Chives: In a large bowl, combine the chilled mashed potatoes with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped chives. Mix well until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Shaping the Potato Balls:
Prep Stations: Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls. Place flour in one bowl, beaten eggs in another, and breadcrumbs in the third.
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