Mashed Potato and Chive Bites

Here’s a fun new twist on mashed potatoes you can make in your muffin pan. They look like little muffins, but they taste like a mound of seasoned, cheesy potatoes. They’re perfect for topping with sour cream, or for soaking up your favourite gravy, and they’re sure to be a hit, especially with the kids.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Yield: 24 bites

Ingredients:

  • 42 g / 3 tbsp Mirage margarine, divided
  • 2 cloves / 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 g / 1/2 tsp salt
  • 775 g / 2 1/2 cups cooled mashed potatoes
  • 90 g / 3/4 cup grated old cheddar cheese
  • 64 g / 1/2 cup flour
  • 60 ml / 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 12 g / 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 g / 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Garnish:

  • Chopped chives
  • Sour cream

Directions:

  1. Melt 28 g (2 tbsp) Mirage margarine in a small frying pan over medium heat, add garlic and salt, cook stirring for 1-2 minutes or until garlic is soft and fragrant. Let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Melt remaining margarine and liberally coat a 24 mini muffin tin with it.
  3. In a large bowl stir together mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, flour, sour cream, chives, eggs, and cooled garlic; mix well. Divide approximately 38 g / 2 tbsp mixture between prepared muffin tin, top each potato bite with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
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  4. Place in preheated oven. Bake for 23-27 minutes, or until tops are golden and crispy.
  5. Let cool slightly then carefully remove from tin and garnish with a sprinkle of chives and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately.

Chef’s Notes

  • Make them loaded potato bites by stirring 60 g / 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon into the potato mixture.
  • Make an easy, but tasty, dipping sauce by stirring together 6 g / 2 tbsp minced chives and 125 ml / 1/2 cup of sour cream, season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

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