We had a friend visit from San Francisco this past week and she told us about fried mashed potato balls. What a FABULOUS idea. We had leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge… and I was just dying to make our own homemade version. So I did a little bit of research and found these!! Papas Rellenas. Crunchy shell and delicious meaty filling. Not necessarily the easiest thing to make, but definitely worth it.
Here’s the recipe except we substituted in red pepper for the green. And of course, we used our leftover roasted garlic mashed potatoes.
The filling reminds me slightly of Sloppy Joes.
Serve with a simple siracha-mayo drizzle. YUM. WILL BE MAKING THESE AGAIN FOR SURE