Fried Mashed Potato Balls

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It seems like Mark finds all of his good recipes when he’s hungry at work.  This one he found the other day on a site called “Gather for Bread”.  He sent me this at work and I didn’t even have to look at the recipe and told him “we are making that”.  Seriously, with the words “fried” and “potato” in the same sentence, heck yeah, we’re making it.  These are so easy and so good you won’t believe it.  The are so good just the way they are, put I put some suggestions at the bottom.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Shape mashed potatoes into 1-in. balls. Roll in egg then in bread crumbs. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Using an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Or use a deep frying pan and heat oil over medium-high heat.
  3. 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.

Notes:
I used a cast iron deep fryer and it worked great. I also made my mashed potatoes just like if I was making them from a meal.  I didn’t have leftovers so I made a batch up just for this recipe.  I also thought some cheese, a little garlic and some fried diced up bacon in the mashed potato mixture would be awesome.   But they are plenty good just as they are.

Just an FYI, mashed potatoes freeze very nicely

 

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