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Crunchy Potato Balls Recipe

Crunchy Potato Balls Recipe

Cooking is not one of my favorite things to do, so I'm always looking for simple and tasty recipes to feed our growing family (three sons - 8,5 and 7 months). These potato balls make a good snack or appetizer (my two older boys love them with any meal!), and they're a good way to use up leftovers. In fact, I often find myself peeling a few extra potatoes just to make sure there will be leftovers. I've also substituted ground-up hot dogs or sausage for the ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 2 cups very stiff mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups crushed cornflakes


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, ham, cheese, mayonnaise, egg, mustard and pepper. Add enough of the flour to make a stiff mixture. Chill.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in cornflakes. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 103 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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LaBreque User ID: 7829450 216100
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"These did not turn out for me...they were flat and soggy. Not sure what I could have done to improve them."

sherryorndorff User ID: 1981757 15676
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"While the ingredients were simple, it took me forever to make all the balls & it really did make exactly what it said. I also used a small cookie scoop. It was great. Next time I am going to add a little chopped onion too."

Sarah_Marie_Bee User ID: 5863038 11946
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"Why would you rate a recipe before trying it? So silly. Anyway, this recipe is actually VERY good and only uses a third of a cup of mayo. You can't even taste it. Delicious! Thank you!"

GrandmaK_54_Illinois User ID: 27850 33880
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2007

"Sounds good, but you lost me at mayonnaise. UGH! I wonder if I can substitute sour cream for the mayo..."

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