Bite-sized mashed potatoes with cheese and cilantro.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry until cool enough to handle.

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  • Peel the potatoes, and mash until smooth while they are still hot. Add the butter, Cheddar cheese, garlic, and cilantro, mash until the ingredients are incorporated, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the mashed potatoes into 10 balls, and slightly flatten between the palms of your hands.

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and grease with cooking spray. Cook the poofies 5 at a time until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining poofies. Poofies are best served warm.

Nutrition Facts

99.3 calories; 3.2 g protein; 15.1 g carbohydrates; 9 mg cholesterol; 49.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2011
Try adding more cheese and then rolling into balls and placing in the fridge for about 30 mins to cool and kind of solidify a bit. Then quickly dip in beaten egg white and then roll in seasoned breadcrumbs and then fry or deep fry tastes much like the potato bites at Arbys... Yum!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2008
Tasty recipe (omitted cilantro and used some herbs I had on hand) but I had a lot of problems cooking these - I don't have cooking spray on hand so used a buttered pan but when I went to turn the potatoes they fell apart. Ended up just eating as mashed potatoes which were quite good but not quite what I was going for. May try again in the future. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2011
Try adding more cheese and then rolling into balls and placing in the fridge for about 30 mins to cool and kind of solidify a bit. Then quickly dip in beaten egg white and then roll in seasoned breadcrumbs and then fry or deep fry tastes much like the potato bites at Arbys... Yum!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
mmm these were good. I peeled the potatoes before boiling and didnt add cilantro, because im not a huge fan of it, but added chives instead. I used colby cheese and it was Delicious. I also made a green onion dip to dip these in!mmm wonderful, thank you, i now love potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2009
These were way easier than I thought they would be. I used 3 big potatoes and had more than 10 poofies. Loved the incorporation of the cilantro. Cooked them in a non stick skillet so I didn' t need the butter/oil to fry them. Pretty tasty but needed more salt after cooking... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2008
Tasty recipe (omitted cilantro and used some herbs I had on hand) but I had a lot of problems cooking these - I don't have cooking spray on hand so used a buttered pan but when I went to turn the potatoes they fell apart. Ended up just eating as mashed potatoes which were quite good but not quite what I was going for. May try again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
The flavor f these was a little bland and they were a little dry...but dipped in ranch dressing they were great. All five of my boys ate these including the pickiest eater this side of the milky way and the one who doesn't like potatoes. These get five stars from me for working a miracle at my table. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2011
These were good and very easy to make. I will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2009
Fun to make. I used scallions instead of cilantro because that's all I had. I added some garlic and herb seasoning. My boyfriend loved em. These are such a cute idea. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2008
My husband loved these. Next time I will add more salt and possibly more cheese. Nice option for potato side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2011
My boyfriend and I thought they were very good. Used a little milk after mashing and skipped the butter. Made more than expected. Make sure to leave plenty of room in the non stick skillet for flipping to avoid messing up the shape. Would make again. Read More
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