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Bacon never goes out of season, but we can't picture a better time to show off these explosive little "bombs" of flavor to friends and family than this holiday season! RightThisMinute's how-to guru Jessica Hord's got the down-low on these delectable must-have appetizers. Check out her recipe and full instructions below.

You'll Need:

— 2 Cups chilled mashed potatoes

— 1 Egg

— Salt and pepper to taste

— 1 Block of sharp cheddar cheese, cut into one-inch cubes

— 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

— Package of center-cut bacon

— Toothpicks

— Oil for frying (Jessica used peanut oil)

— Your favorite dip (Jessica served ranch dip)

Instructions

1. Mix mashed potatoes with egg, salt and pepper.

2. Push a cube of cheese into a scoop of the mashed potato mixture and roll into a ball.

3. Roll ball in dry bread crumbs.

4. Next, wrap with bacon and secure with a toothpick.

5. Using caution, fry ball in a deep pot filled with at least two inches of hot oil (350° works best). Depending on the depth and width of your pot, you may find you can fry more than one ball at a time.

6. Fry until evenly golden (you may even see a little melted cheese).

7. Drain balls on paper towel and serve with dip. You're done!

Inspired by: Oh, Bite It!

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