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Jan 22, 2007 08:54 PM

I want to share a recipe

I came up with this 5-6 years ago, filed it and forgot it. I was moving stuff from floppys to cds and it was on it. I had for gotten how good they were. Made in mini-muffin tins they are great little appetizers. In regular muffin tins they make a nice side dish. They are great with a dab of sour cream.

Potato Bites

2 lg. eggs
1/4 c. canola oil
3 Tbs. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
1 small onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbs. crisp bacon bits
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/4 lbs. baking potatoes

Preheat the oven to 400oF. And grease 36 mini-muffin cups.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, flour, salt, nutmeg, black pepper and baking powder. Grate the onion on the large holes of a grater and whisk in to the egg mixture along with the minced garlic. Peel and quarter the potatoes and chop finely in a food processor. Add the potatoes to the batter and stir well to combine. Spoon a rounded tablespoon of the potato mixture into each prepared mini-muffin cup. Sprinkle with paprika and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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  1. Candy, these sound excellent! Question, though: are the potatoes very watery after processing? Am thinking of what happens when potatoes are grated up as in latkes, you have to squeeze the water out...just wondering!

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    1. re: Val

      No not at all, They actually need the moisture to prevent becoming dried out. Think of them more like tiny latkes

    2. Thanks! That sounds easy and delicious, and I'll bet they're great frozen and then baked off on those "don't want to cook" days. Have you tried freezing them?

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      1. re: Pei

        They are so good and crispy when they come out of the oven they just seem to disappear so I've not have a chance to freeze them but I doon't know why not after baking, freeze and rewarm later, sort of like an upscale Tater Tot.

      2. these sound great. we always have cheese and chocolate fondues on superbowl sunday. i think i'll make these, too. sounds like something our crowd will love. thanks for sharing your recipe. will definitely report back if i make them.

        1. Candy,
          Thanks for sharing! When you say to chop the potatoes finely in a food processor, what blade to you use?

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          1. Those look great! Thanks!