Potato Polenta Dumplings

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Ready in 30 minutes
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Complexity: Easy Peasy
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Serves 20 People
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Side Dish

These potato polenta dumplings come together so easily and are great as an appetizer sprinkled with extra Parmesan and served with a dip, as a side dish or as an alternative to hash browns for breakfast.

Potato Polenta Dumplings
Serves: About 20 dumplings
  • 1- 4 oz package of Idahoan® Buttery Homestyle® Mashed Potatoes, prepared to package directions
  • ½ cup coarse cornmeal, plus extra for coating
  • ¼ cup Parmesan, or other hard cheese, coarsely grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying, about 2-3 Tbsp per batch
  1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with the cornmeal, cheese, salt and pepper, using the back of a large spoon. Knead with hands if necessary to bring the dough together.
  2. Divide the dough in two. Scatter extra cornmeal onto a workspace and begin rolling and shaping into a long sausage about 1.5-inch thick. If the dough is crumbly, bring it back together and continue shaping.
  3. Cut into 1.5-inch pieces, coating the dumplings in cornmeal on each side.
  4. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add a few dumplings and cook until golden brown, and slightly crisp on each side, 2-3 minutes. Work in batches to avoid crowding in pan, adding more oil when needed. Serve immediately.
Try other Idahoan flavors for this recipe: Classic Mashed, Smokey Cheese and Bacon, Roasted Garlic, Loaded Baked, Butter and Herb, or Sour Cream and Chives. Can be re-heated in the microwave, or for a more crispy texture use the oven.


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