So I made them smaller, added spinach and made these. They were a big hit with my son. I gave him 6 and he ate them all first off his plate, even before the fish fingers I served them with and he does love fish fingers (well we all need some time off).
This would be great as a first finger food. They're still soft when baked.
Spinach and Potato Bites - Makes about 8 small swirly bites
40g Spinach, chopped finely
1 clove of garlic
100g Mashed potato
10g Extra mature (extra sharp) cheddar
1 tsp Milk
A few gratings of nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 220oC, 420F, gas mark 7.
Fry the spinach with the whole clove of garlic in the spray oil until it's wilted, it only takes a couple of minutes. Put in a bowl taking out the garlic and mix in the mash, cheddar, milk and nutmeg.
Line a baking tray or swiss roll tin with non stick baking paper. Spray the paper with spray oil or brush with oil if you prefer. Use a piping bag or piping syringe to pipe swirls onto the paper. Spray or brush with oil and bake for 12-15 minutes or until hot through and brown.
It just so happens that January's Family Foodies challenge is all about 'hidden goodies'. Is there a more appropriate challenge for Mamacook? I think not! So I've submitted this along with a few other recipes to Bangers and Mash and Eat your veg's challenge: