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Tender Potato Biscuits

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"These tender potato biscuits are great to use up those leftover mashed potatoes! We like them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!"
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30 m servings 279
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 biscuits)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter, until pieces of butter are no larger than peas. Use a fork to stir in mashed potatoes, breaking them up into chunks. Make a well in the mixture, and pour in egg, water and milk. Stir into a loose dough using the fork.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for 6 or 8 times so the dough holds together. Pat the dough out to about 3/4 inch thickness, and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or drinking glass. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the tops with 2 tablespoons milk.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bottoms are golden.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 279 calories; 8.7 44.1 6.1 40 730 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These biscuits were excellent - soft and tender, inside just as the name implies. The recipe made 10 good sized biscuits

Most helpful critical review

We were disappointed. My husband made them & had to add a lot of extra flour because they were so sticky. Doubt if we'll make again.

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These biscuits were excellent - soft and tender, inside just as the name implies. The recipe made 10 good sized biscuits

Pretty good biscuits! The recipe definitely needs an additional 1/4 cup of flour, plus maybe a little more. I ended up with 10 good sized tender and moist biscuits. They're a tiny bit more on th...

These were the lightest fluffiest biscuits I have ever baked-- and I've been baking for about 40 years! I did not use the water-- just added enough milk to make a firm biscuit dough. I am gues...

My family LOVED these biscuits. I didn't add the water it called for, as the milk made the dough moist enough. I also put in less sugar. I didn't want to take the time to roll out the dough, ...

Super awesome. I didn't add any extra sugar, I used buttermilk, and I made these into drop biscuits in my muffin tin. Great recipe. I'd like to add some spices the next time I make this, like r...

I have to give these five stars. I mixed mine in the mixer so I didn’t have a problem with too much liquid. I only added till the dough was right. Mine came out light and soft with a good taste....

These were delicious! I made the recipe as directed, but doubled it. I thought "8 servings" would mean 8 biscuits, but I ended up with 24! Not complaining at all (and neither are my kids). One ...

So I had left over mashed potatoes and didn't want to throw them out. Came on the sight and found this recipe. WOW! Glad I stumbled upon this one. I followed the recipe exactly. I mean I didn't ...

These biscuits are indeed very light and fluffy. I made the recipe exactly as instructed using leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes, skins and all. The skins in the biscuits were a little dis...