Chicken, Cheese & Bacon Potato Balls

"A great way to use leftovers. My family love these for lunch with a simple tossed salad. They also make a good main meal served with fresh vegetables. Using seasoned breadcrumbs always adds that little extra. I've made small balls to take along to bring a plate nights."
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  • 6 large potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
  • 12 cup cheese (cheddar or your choice)
  • 14 cup bacon, pieces
  • 1 egg
  • butter
  • breadcrumbs, for rolling
  • cream
  • oil (for frying)
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Peel potatoes and boil until soft.
  • Fry Bacon pieces until golden.
  • Drain potatoes and put back in saucepan, mash add butter and cream until creamy and smooth but still firm.
  • Add bacon, chicken and cheese to mashed potato mixture and mix well. Cool a little.
  • Combine egg and milk until fluffy.
  • Take small handful of potato mix and roll into a ball. Dip into egg and roll in breadcrumbs.
  • Refrigerate for 20 mins until firm.
  • Heat oil for frying. Can be deep fried or shallow fried and cook until golden brown.
  • Drain well.

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  1. 1baytown
    This were awesome! Definately a keeper!
  2. Tisme
    Great recipe An_Net. I tried this recipe so as I can make them for my sons 21st, they were fantastic, I made them as per recipe, but made them into small balls. Everone loved them here. Actually they must be good, there were still some left this morning and none left when I got home!!! lol Thanks for another great recipe An_Net.
  3. Mommy Diva
    These were a delicious combination of flavors. I also had these with a nice salad and my family gobbled them up! Than you for a great keeper recipe that I can toss in the rotation to keep them smiling! **Made for January Beverage Tag 2008*
  4. Sonya01
    These are very yummy. I made them for lunch. They were fantastic hot but a great cold too. Thanks for the great recipe Darang61


I'm a busy mum to 5 plus a precious grandson. I've always had a passion of serving healthy nutritious and most importantly tasty food to my family and friends. Being an Aussie I have a insatiable appetite for bbq'ing . My cookery books fill three shelves of a large bookcase and I use the internet constantly looking for new recipes and ideas. My passion for food and cooking has been passed down to my children with 2 now being qualified chefs and another 2 working part time in the food industry whilst studying. My grandson has enjoyed the benefits of a 'foodie family' and has only ever eaten food freshly prepared by us and usually grown by a member of the family as well. <img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"> <img src="" width=100%> <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket">
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