Mom's Potato Puffs

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My mother would always cook extra mashed potatoes so us kids could have these delicious puffs the next day. Over the years I have experimented with her basic recipe and sometimes will add grated cheddar cheese, chopped green onions and bacon bits to the mixture. I have also added corn niblets for a really different tasting puff.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the mashed potatoes and egg until well blended.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or heavy deep skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Carefully drop the potato mixture by spoonfuls into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from oil to drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
16g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 131mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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