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Mom's Potato Puffs

PATTI PEARSON

"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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Ingredients

15 m servings 200 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 Servings)

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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; 15.6 g fat; 12.8 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 297 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My mother always made thick potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes. I still make them--the family loves them! Almost the same proportions of flour and egg, but also add a little milk for ...

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These were good but we thought the flour taste was a bit overwhelming. I think next time I would cut the flour back to about 1/3 cup. Also, I cut the salt amt. in half and should have added th...

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My mother always made thick potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes. I still make them--the family loves them! Almost the same proportions of flour and egg, but also add a little milk for ...

This is such a great idea for leftover potatoes. I don't have any kids...but I do watch over younger siblings and a niece...they love this stuff. I made it just because they were really hungry...

I didn't care for these very much, but I'm giving them 4 stars because my son ate most of them. I used instant mashed potatoes and added about 1/2 a cup of shredded cheddar cheese like other re...

My husband and I devoured these. I added twice the salt (1 tsp), black pepper to taste, and about a tabplespoon of minced onion. I pan fried them in a 1/4 inch of oil. Pan frying is a little m...

These were good but we thought the flour taste was a bit overwhelming. I think next time I would cut the flour back to about 1/3 cup. Also, I cut the salt amt. in half and should have added th...

These were excellent! What a unique use of left over mashed potatoes. I added some grated cheddar cheese for added substance. Great for kids! Thanks.

This is so good (my wife wanted them again). I also added cheese, onion, bacon,and garlic as others have suggested. My potatoes were a bit dry, so I also added another egg. Having no children to...

These were a HUGE hit with my kids especially my extra finicky 2 yr old. I have had potato cakes before but these were the perfect size for little fingers. I added grated onion, minced garlic an...

I did not like these, but they were so easy to make and my kids loved them! I'll probably be making them again soon.