In my search for recipes to use the big bag of potatoes Klondike Brands sent me for the Pile on the Produce promotion (a promo to encourage you to incorporate produce with taters), I absolutely loved this idea for potato balls. I had never heard of them before, but what a fun concept.
The recipe reminds me a bit of shepherd’s pie but with the meat inside the potatoes. Or maybe it’s like meatloaf and mashed potatoes, again with the meat on the inside.
Anyhow, this is a super fun way to serve potatoes by hiding the goodies inside. And it’s not nearly as tough to make as you might think. Just flatten the mashed potatoes into a disc, fill with meat filling, fold edges over the filling, and voila, you have a stuffed potato ball! Okay, there’s a bit more to it than that but not much, really.
Tonight I’m going to be a lazy gal and just direct you to Jonathan Melendez’s blog The Candid Apetite for the recipe. Arising at 4 a.m. each morning to correct essays from the ridiculous roster of 190 students (yes, outrageous, I know!) is beginning to take it’s toll on me, and right now it’s taking my last ounce of energy to get this post out before I head off to sleep. Besides, Jonathan has an awesome post with step-by-step photos of the process.
Finally, Klondike Brands is sponsoring a prize package giveaway for each week this month, and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below.
The folks at Klondike Brands have generously offered to give away a prize pack to one lucky reader of this blog each week during the month of September, “which will include goodies like a cookbook and potato preparation and cooking items.” I received a copy of the cookbook to test out some recipes, and it is chock full of yummilicious ideas. I’m certain you’ll enjoy the recipes in there, too.
One lucky winner will be randomly chosen for this week’s giveaway, which begins today, Monday, Sept. 16th and will end Sunday, Sept. 22nd at midnight PST.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post and answer the question:
“What’s the best food you ate this past week?”