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Potato Balls

Here's a delightful way to use leftover mashed potatoes! These puffs are easy to make, and my family prefers them to french fries. Children enjoy them plain, buttered or drizzled with honey or maple syrup. My grandkids expect Potato Puffs on the menu whenever they come to my house!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 to 2 dozen


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • In a bowl, beat eggs. Add potatoes. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into potato mixture.
  • In a large saucepan or kettle, heat about 1 in. of oil to 375°. Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls, four or five at a time, into hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Watch closely since they brown quickly. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

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  • blkittle
    Jul 16, 2014

    EVERY ONE Loved the end of the night doing clean-up one fell on the floor & the cat ate itAlso when mixing my potatoes ,I mixed in some flour & mixed together. I made over or close to 40 as this was for dinner , about 12 people. I went by feel of the mixture. Also cooked in Deep Fryer and kept warmish/hot in oven. Another occasion I tried doing them the day before & heated in the oven. When trying a new recipes I make extra for my tasting ( for seasoning & even to see if they're heating up at the speed I have them at or do I need to turn up the oven a bit & maybe just throw a pc. of tin foil over them so they don't get over browned

  • faithenough4five
    Jan 9, 2011

    my husband just had some and he dipped them in ranch dressing so good I won't be making french fries any longer.our fry sauce is good as well.1 cup sour cream,1 cup ranch dressing and 1/2 cup ketchup.the sauce keeps for about 2 weeks in fridge.

  • SmilesfromKat
    Dec 21, 2010

    like this. I will add different types of seasonings next time. Just to give it a less "plain" taste.

  • lucylucy23
    Dec 28, 2009

    No comment left

  • ddsmoose
    Dec 27, 2009

    ok but didnt turn out like picture

  • Teresa
    Oct 3, 2006

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