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Sun dried Tomato and Two Cheese bites

At this time of year I think it's important to have a few recipes up our sleeves that can be multi functional. These little cheesy bites are a perfect vegetarian party food that can be adapted as a starter or as a main course.
Makes 12-15 minis (6 starter sized or 4 main course sized)

Cooking time: 8 minutes

250g mashed potato cooled to room temperature
70g Grated  cheddar cheese
60g crumbled goats cheese (or grated Gruyere if you like me don't love goats cheese)
40g very finely chopped sundried tomatoes
1 tbsp of tomato chutney
pinch of dried chilli flakes
2 spring onions finely chopped
salt and black pepper
150g panko breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten

Add to a large bowl the chutney, dried chilli flakes, whites of the sliced spring onions ( reserve the green bits to garnish) mashed potato, sundried tomatoes and cheeses, season with salt and pepper then gently combine with a wooden spoon or clean hands. Shape into 12-15 bite sized balls, (Or 6 for a starter portion or 4 for main course size) cover and chill until firm.

Put the breadcrumbs and egg into 2 bowls. Dip the balls into the egg, then into the breadcrumbs. Heat the butter and oil in a very large pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes until golden and heated through.

Serve with extra tomato chutney  or cranberry sauce  and sprinke with the greens of the spring onions.

* The large sized cakes will take a little longer in the pan to go golden.