Cheese-Filled Potato Bites

Cheese-Filled Potato Bites
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Ingredients
  1. Potatoes
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 2 tablespoons butter
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 1/3 cups plain mashed potato mix (dry)
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  8. Filling
  9. 24 (1/2-inch) cubes pasteurized prepared cheese product (about 2 3/4 oz.)
  10. Coating
  11. 1 egg
  12. 1 tablespoon water
  13. 1 cup plain mashed potato mix (dry)
  14. Butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Steps
  2. 1
  3. In medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water, butter and salt to a boil. Add 1 1/3 cups mashed potato mix, 1 egg and chives; mix well. Let stand 30 seconds. Stir. Cool 10 minutes.
  4. 2
  5. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400°F. Spoon mashed potatoes into 24 mounds, about 1 tablespoon each, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten into disks. Place 1 cheese cube in center of each potato disk. With pancake turner, remove each disk from cookie sheet; pinch potatoes around cheese cube to form ball.
  6. 3
  7. In small bowl, beat 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water until well blended. Place 1 cup mashed potato mix in another shallow dish or bowl. Roll balls in potato mix, then in egg mixture and again in potato mix. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. 4
  9. Just before baking, spray coated potato balls with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 400°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until potato coating just begins to brown. Serve immediately.
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