Cheese Filled Potato Puffs

By Melissa Nestor - June 03, 2015




Growing up in the Caribbean was such a delight. I have so many wonderful memories of family and friends and more specifically the simple and delectable everyday dishes. If you love potatoes and cheese like I do, then you'll love this recipe. Cheesy Potato Puffs are a great way to pair potatoes and cheese together without overdoing it because all the cheese is on the inside. The lightly whipped mashed potatoes add a wonderful creamy texture and buttery flavor to the dish. Each piece is bite size goodness.
This dish is inspired by eating breadfruits puffs on the islands.  I remember one of our family friends would make breadfruit puffs and bring it over. As a matter of fact, I even remember trying to make it myself. I absolutely loved them. Breadfruit grows mainly in tropical areas and has a starchy consistency like potatoes. If you would like to find out more about breadfruit click here. I was so impressed with the breadfruit puffs that I never forgot them. Since breadfruit is not as easily available here in U.S, I decided to use potatoes. Instead of frying these puffs I baked them which meant they were much healthier.

I love food like this. I just take the exact portion I want and I know I am not going to leave any leftovers. Plus it is super delicious.
                                                                   
Recipe Using Real Potatoes:

Ingredients

4 Potatoes (Cubed)
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Curry Powder
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Chives (Chopped Finely)
1/2 Cup Cubed Cheese
1/2 Cup of Bread Crumbs

1.  Boil cubed potatoes until soft (test by poking with a fork). Drain water and add milk, butter, chives and salt and mash in pot until smooth and fluffy.



2.  Take a 2 tablespoons of potato mixture and form into a ball.  Put one cube of cheese into the middle and form a ball in hands.  




3.  To the bread crumbs add curry powder and a tablespoon of melted butter and mix together. Roll the potato balls into the bread crumbs.



4.  Bake on high for 30 minutes or until outer bread crust is golden brown. 




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