In a medium bowl add the mashed potatoes and the parsley. Stir with a wooden spoon.
In a little pan fry the bacon cubes until they are golden and lightly crunchy.
Add the bacon to the mashed potatoes, add salt and pepper to taste.
Add slowly the starch of your choice and stir until you feel the potato mash is dry enough to form little balls.
Form 25 balls and add them into a big pan with hot olive oil. Flatten each one when you put them in the pan. Let them get golden and crunchy before you turn them to the other side. Take them out and place them on a plate with kitchen paper towel.
Serve them hot and enjoy!
You can use also coconut oil or ghee for frying. The taste will be a little different, though.