Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Crispy Potato and Hummus Balls

Crispy Potato and Hummus Balls

What's that sound? Oh, it's the sound of friends and family calling, emailing and texting, wanting to know when to show up to eat snacks and watch the big game. Now, they do know what time the game is on so they really just want to make sure you'll be providing a sufficient amount of snacks. Uh huh.

Crispy Potato and Hummus Balls
OK, I'm not even going to pretend that I have any big love of sporting events although I can usually be counted on to watch the major ones and root for whichever team the people around me have decided we're rooting for. But I can definitely handle the snacks.

In my house any gathering pretty much involves hummus because it's my go to dip for plates of veggies and chips. I've lost count of how many tubs of Sabra hummus I've bought over the years but enough that I would think they might notice if I stopped. Still, people seem to expect more for the SuperBowl than just the plate of crudite I normally serve. And, to tell the truth, it's kind of my chance to play around with fun and interesting snacks. Hummus will still be involved, though.

These little balls are all crispy and crunchy on the outside but pillowy soft on the inside. Easy to make and perfect for dipping, too. Now if that doesn't say game day snack, I don't know what does. Enjoy and I hope your team wins. Whichever team that is!

Crispy Potato and Hummus Balls
by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ingredients (2 Dozen Balls)
  • 2 Large baking potatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Sabra Classic Hummus
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Breading:
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup breadcrumbs

  • Dipping sauce of your choice. I recommend Sabra Farmer's Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip.
Crispy Potato and Hummus Balls
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Peel and quarter the potatoes and cook in boiling salted water for about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, return to the pot and mash. While mashing, stir in the hummus, milk and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper and allow to cool just enough to handle.

Add the melted butter to a bowl and the breadcrumbs to another bowl. Using a 1 oz. scoop, form balls of potato dough, dip in the butter and roll around in the breadcrumbs. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with a dipping sauce.

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  1. I don't know that I'd be able to share these little nuggets of deliciousness! I know these are going to be a huge hit in our household for sure. We aren't sports fans but we do like something crispy, salty, savoury to nibble while we are watching 'American Horror Story' :)

  2. Made these over the weekend and they're so good! Easy to make and perfect for snacking on! Loved dipping them in the Sabra Farmer's Ranch too!

  3. This is SUCH an amazing and creative way to use hummus!! I would maybe even sit through a sports game to be able to eat these delicious potato and hummus balls!

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