Creamy balls of mashed potatoes, coated in crisp panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection.
1 1/2lbrusset potatoespeeled and cubed (roughly 3 medium potatoes)
2 1/2 - 3Tbspunsalted butter
3CPanko bread crumbs
Olive oil or baking spray
Boil peeled and cubed potatoes for 20 minutes. Drain and mash. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Stir in cheese. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs. In another small bowl add 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs.
Using a small cookie scoop, form 1" potato balls. Dip in eggs and coat in Panko bread crumbs. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining potatoes, spacing 1-2" apart on baking sheet. Add more breadcrumbs to bowl as needed.
Lightly spray with olive oil. Bake for 12 minutes.
Enjoy immediately. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator. Reheat as needed.