A warm batter made with mashed potatoes and a blend of cheeses is fried until golden brown to make these crispy, delicious appetizers.
3 cups oil
1 pkg. (24 oz.) ORE-IDA STEAM N' MASH Cut Russet Potatoes
1 Tbsp. butter
1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
1 egg, beaten
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup POLLY-O Shredded Romano Cheese
1 cup flour
Heat oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat to 375ºF.
Meanwhile, microwave potatoes as directed on package. Empty into large bowl. Add butter and milk; mash until potatoes are desired consistency. Add egg; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop batter into hot oil, using about 2 Tbsp. batter for each appetizer and cooking about 6 appetizers at a time. Cook 1-1/2 to 3 min. or until golden brown. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cheese.