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Loaded Potato and Cheese Sticks

by Hitomi Aihara featured in 6 Crispy Snacks To Make For Friends


for 24 sticks

  • 3 russet potatoes, cooked and cubed
  • ½ cup
    sour cream (115 g)
  • ¼ cup
    green onion, diced (25 g)
  • ¼ cup
    bacon, diced (55 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
  • ½ teaspoon
  • 1 block cheddar cheese, cut into strips
  • oil, for frying
  • salt, to season


  • flour
  • egg
  • panko breadcrumbs
    Calories 44
    Fat 3g
    Carbs 2g
    Fiber 0g
    Sugar 0g
    Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. In a large bowl, combine cooked potatoes, sour cream, green onions, bacon, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mash the ingredients together until most of the potatoes are mashed. (Some chunks are good!)
  3. Cut cheese into ¼-inch (6 ½ mm) strips. Take a spoonful of potatoes and make a ball.
  4. Place the cheese strip in the middle and wrap the potato around the cheese until it is evenly covered.
  5. Dredge the sticks in flour, egg, and panko.
  6. Option 1 - If you're going to bake, Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  7. Option 1 - To Bake: Transfer dredged sticks onto baking sheet and drizzle olive oil and salt. Option 2 - Fry in oil that is heated at 350°F (180°C) for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Option 1 - Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted in the middle and the outside is a light golden brown.
  9. Option 2 - Transfer from oil to drying rack and season with salt.
  10. Let it cool for a few minutes as they will be HOT.
  11. Enjoy!




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