Fried Mashed Potato Balls – Leftover mashed potatoes make these perfect crisp bites for a tasty side dish or appetizer. Crunchy outside, stuffed with a creamy inside.
I do hearby declare that this is the first ‘fried’ recipe on my blog. Don’t get me wrong we do occasionally eat fried foods it’s just not something I choose to make a habit out of for my family. We try to go with healthier versions. But after sighting these at Taste of Home website I simply couldn’t resist trying them.
I love how these make use of leftover mashed potatoes and Wham! Bam! Thank you Ma’am! We’ve got a crispy delish dish, perfect as a side dish or appetizer. My kids could not wait to get their hands on these. And I know why. I couldn’t either!
Look at that creamy texture! How many of you are mashed potato fans? I certainly am. It’s a comfort food to me and call weird if you must but I eat my mashed potatoes plain. No gravy. My hubby certainly thinks that’s absurd. But why should I cover that delicious creaminess with gravy and then not even be able to taste it? See my point!?
Til we meet and eat again,
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- 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ cup dry bread crumbs
- Oil for frying
- Shape mashed potatoes into 1-in. balls. Roll in egg then in bread crumbs. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.
- Using an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Or use a deep frying pan and heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Fry mashed potato balls, a few at a time, for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes, turning once halfway or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towel lined plate or try to drain. Serve warm with gravy or alone.
Recipe adapted from a combination of: Taste of Home & Taste and Tell
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