This is a somewhat less expensive homemade appetizer that looks nice on your hot tray, and tastes good too. I have used Cheddar cheese instead of Swiss cheese in this recipe from the "Southern Living Big Book of Christmas Baking” with good luck.
I have prepared these appetizers on a baking sheet; and covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours, baking right before the party. Finely chop the ham and green pepper in your food processor. Crush the corn flakes in a plastic bag, and use a cookie scoop to portion the balls to keep it simple.
Crunchy Potato Bites
1 Cup Potatoes -- cooked, mashed
1 Cup Ham -- cooked, ground
2 Ounces Swiss Cheeses -- shredded
2 Tablespoons Green Pepper -- chopped
3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
1 Teaspoon Mustard -- prepared
1/4 Teaspoon Hot Sauce
1 Large Egg -- lightly beaten
1 Cup Corn Flakes -- crushed
Combine all ingredients except corn flakes. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls, coat with crushed cornflakes. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
Per Serving: 35 Calories; 2g Fat (57.0% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 13mg Cholesterol; 103mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat.
2011 Cost: $1.55