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Pan fryed mashed potato balls. *update*

Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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It's my first time making them and I'm scared they'll fall apart. Any tips to help them keep there shape?

*Update*

I started with Rosemary garlic mashed potatoes, let them sit in the fridge all afternoon, pulled them out, beat in an egg and flour. On a plate I had more flour that I had seasoned. I put a spoonful of mashed potatoes onto the flour and roll. Then drop into oil. When golden brown transfer to paper towel.

The first couple I guess I left in the oil too long so when I pulled them out they were literally just the shells haha. They turned super yummy! I got two thumbs up all the way around.
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OliviaW.
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM

I've never heard of them before but good luck.

bri2011
by Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Add a lil flour
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Nat_Schatt
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Haha thank you


Quoting OliviaW.:

I've never heard of them before but good luck.


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Nat_Schatt
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM
It wont give them a raw flour taste?


Quoting bri2011:

Add a lil flour

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delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:36 PM

 I have not made them before but here's a recipe I googled from tasteofhome.com

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying

Directions

  • Place mashed potatoes in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature
  • for 30 minutes. Stir in the egg, cheese, onions and bacon bits.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in bread crumbs. Let stand for 15
  • minutes.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry potato
  • balls, a few at a time, for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until golden
  • brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Nat_Schatt
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Thank you, I have seen egg used in a few recipes as a binder but I have also seen that people have trouble with them falling apart. Guess ill just have to give it a go haha.


Quoting delanna6two:

 I have not made them before but here's a recipe I googled from tasteofhome.com

Fried Mashed Potato Balls



  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

  • Oil for frying


Directions



  • Place mashed potatoes in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature

  • for 30 minutes. Stir in the egg, cheese, onions and bacon bits.

  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in bread crumbs. Let stand for 15

  • minutes.


  • In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry potato

  • balls, a few at a time, for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until golden

  • brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve

  • warm. Yield: 6 servings.

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delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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 you're welcome...hope it works out:)

Quoting Nat_Schatt:

Thank you, I have seen egg used in a few recipes as a binder but I have also seen that people have trouble with them falling apart. Guess ill just have to give it a go haha.


Quoting delanna6two:

 I have not made them before but here's a recipe I googled from tasteofhome.com

Fried Mashed Potato Balls



  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

  • Oil for frying


Directions



  • Place mashed potatoes in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature

  • for 30 minutes. Stir in the egg, cheese, onions and bacon bits.

  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in bread crumbs. Let stand for 15

  • minutes.


  • In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry potato

  • balls, a few at a time, for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until golden

  • brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve

  • warm. Yield: 6 servings.

 



SweetLuci
by Luci on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:22 PM

 I add a little flour and an egg, which helps bind them, then roll in flour. There's no flour taste. If you're adding onion, make sure it it finely diced.

Nat_Schatt
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Awesome will do, thank you.


Quoting SweetLuci:

 I add a little flour and an egg, which helps bind them, then roll in flour. There's no flour taste. If you're adding onion, make sure it it finely diced.


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KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Jan. 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM
I've never heard of it before. Let us know how it turns out!
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