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Potato Balls Recipe

Potato Balls Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 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


  • 1. In a bowl, beat eggs. Add potatoes. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into potato mixture.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 1-1/2 to 2 dozen.

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blkittle User ID: 580301 17356
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3415890 43258
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4478547 41046
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

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

ddsmoose User ID: 1522593 15201
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"ok but didnt turn out like picture"

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