I bought a small bag of those super cute little potatoes the other day. You know the kind; grossly overpriced because they are super cute and little (and maybe because they pre-wash them and package them in a bag). Regardless, I bought them. I don’t usually eat potatoes unless it’s summer time and they are fresh from my mother-in-law’s garden and she cooked them, or if I’m making perogies. But I had this unrelenting craving to make breakfast potatoes with onions and peppers and once that need was filled, I was left with half a bag of baby potatoes. Now let me tell you, I certainly put them to good use.
I apologize to any of you who are on a strict healthy eating kick for the new year. This is pretty much the exact opposite of healthy but it’s heaven in each little bite. I’ve been choosing healthier options lately, but I still believe in cheating once in awhile and this was my little indulgence this week. Let me sum it up for you – mashed potatoes with beer-cheese, bacon and green onions, rolled into bite sized balls, breaded with Ritz crackers and deep fried. The perfect little appetizer or snack…. or meal ;).
Incorporating beer lends a more complex depth of flavor that I’m sure you will love. Beer and cheese are a great combo and I love exploring different ways to use it.