These came out delicious, and they make it look like I did some pretty fancy cooking. Thanks to SkinnyJeans5 for excellent suggestions about forming the balls -- worked great for me. I used leftover mashed potatoes and cream gravy from a restaurant meal. For the salad, I used spring greens tossed in a little Newman's Own Lite Italian dressing. We even reheated leftovers the next day in the microwave, and they still tasted great and held their form, altho the panko lost its crunch. Absolutely worthy of serving to guests.
To make the balls, use cold potatoes. Pat potato between hands to flatten. Holding flatten potato in Palm of hand, spoon meat mixture into center then fold-up potato around it. Roll in Panky and bake. Delicious
The flavor is good, especially of the filling. I had a very hard time shaping these, and ended up using almost twice as much potato per ball to be able to form it around the measured amount of filling. As a result, the ratio is off, and it would taste better with the intended potato/filling ratio. Also, I used up the breading despite making less potato balls. Might need more panko on hand.
Any tips on forming these?