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Loaded Ham & Cheese Potato Dippers

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Loaded Ham & Cheese Potato Dippers

20 servingsINGREDIENTS2.2 kg (5 lb) yukon gold potato, peeled and cooked200 g (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese115 g (4 oz) cream cheese455 g (16 oz) bacon, cooked and crumbled1 bunch scallion, sliced1/2 tablespoon salt1/2 tablespoon black pepper1 tablespoon onion powder565 g (20 oz) ham, sliced455 g (1 lb) cheddar cheese, 1 block, sliced into 20 1-inch (2-cm) squares1 L (1 qt) canola oil, for frying250 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour8  large egg, beaten200 g (4 cups) panko breadcrumb25 g (1/4 cup) shredded parmesan cheese2 tablespoons fresh parsley, choppedPREPARATION1. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes until there are no lumps.2. Add the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon, scallions, salt, pepper, and onion powder.3. Mix until smooth.4. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Smooth out the top.5. Lay a 1-inch (2-cm) square of cheddar cheese in the center of a slice of ham. Fold the edges of the ham over the cheese, making a tight parcel. Repeat with the remaining ham and cheese.6. Press a ham-and-cheese square into the potato mixture, making sure to leave 1 inch (2-cm) of space on all sides. Repeat with the rest of the squares.7. Push the potato mixture around to cover up and seal the tops of the ham squares, then smooth out again.8. Freeze for 30 minutes, then slice the mixture into squares so each square has a ham square in the middle.9. Place the flour, eggs, and panko into 3 separate medium bowls.10. Dip a square into the flour, shaking off any excess. Dredge in the egg, then in the panko. Repeat with the remaining squares.11. Heat the oil in a large pot until it reaches 350°F (180°C).12. Fry the potato squares two at a time until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes, then drain on paper towels.13. Garnish the potato dippers with shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Serve warm.14. Enjoy!
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20 servings

INGREDIENTS

2.2 kg (5 lb) yukon gold potato, peeled and cooked

200 g (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese

115 g (4 oz) cream cheese

455 g (16 oz) bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 bunch scallion, sliced

1/2 tablespoon salt

1/2 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

565 g (20 oz) ham, sliced

455 g (1 lb) cheddar cheese, 1 block, sliced into 20 1-inch (2-cm) squares

1 L (1 qt) canola oil, for frying

250 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour

8 large egg, beaten

200 g (4 cups) panko breadcrumb

25 g (1/4 cup) shredded parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

PREPARATION

1. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes until there are no lumps.

2. Add the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon, scallions, salt, pepper, and onion powder.

3. Mix until smooth.

4. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Smooth out the top.

5. Lay a 1-inch (2-cm) square of cheddar cheese in the center of a slice of ham. Fold the edges of the ham over the cheese, making a tight parcel. Repeat with the remaining ham and cheese.

6. Press a ham-and-cheese square into the potato mixture, making sure to leave 1 inch (2-cm) of space on all sides. Repeat with the rest of the squares.

7. Push the potato mixture around to cover up and seal the tops of the ham squares, then smooth out again.

8. Freeze for 30 minutes, then slice the mixture into squares so each square has a ham square in the middle.

9. Place the flour, eggs, and panko into 3 separate medium bowls.

10. Dip a square into the flour, shaking off any excess. Dredge in the egg, then in the panko. Repeat with the remaining squares.

11. Heat the oil in a large pot until it reaches 350°F (180°C).

12. Fry the potato squares two at a time until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes, then drain on paper towels.

13. Garnish the potato dippers with shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Serve warm.

14. Enjoy!