Gravy doesn’t belong on top of mashed potatoes; it belongs inside them — after they’ve been deep-fried, of course.

These mashed potato gravy bombs are one surefire way to make your leftovers tempting. After all, who can say no to fried potatoes?

You will need:

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes, chilled
  • ½ cup gravy
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Tip: Before you tackle this recipe, freeze your gravy in an ice cube tray.

Get the full recipe from 12 Tomatoes.

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