Sunday, November 28, 2010

Recipe: Potato Puffs

Do you have leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving and don't want to keep eating them the same old way?  I have the perfect recipe for you.  My grandmother made these for her family when she had leftover mashed potatoes.  This is the first time that I have made them and I can tell you I will be making extra potatoes just so I can make these again.  The puffs are almost like  hush puppies because the potatoes take on a bread like quality.  They are awesome and would be a perfect replacement for french fries or tater tots.  They are good plain, but I jazzed mine up with some powdered ranch dressing mix, cheese and bacon crumbles.  The girls dipped theirs in ranch dressing, but I think they would be good with honey. 


Potato Puffs

1 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp powdered ranch dressing mix, optional
1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon, optional
1/4 cup finely shredded cheese, optional

Mix all ingredients together until well blended.  Heat about a 1" of oil in a skillet.  Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls, four or five at a time, into hot oil. Fry about 2 or 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. They brown quickly so watch carefully. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. 


Linked To:
  * Mommy's Kitchen:  Potluck Sunday
  * A Southern Fairytale:  Mouthwatering Monday
  * 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven:  Homemaker Monday
  * Blessed with Grace:  Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
  * Balancing Beauty and Bedlam:  Tasty Tuesday
  * All the Small Stuff:  Tuesdays at the Table
  * From My Tiny Kitchen:  This Week's Cravings


  1. Oh my goodness.

    I've never heard of these before but they sound simply-- DIVINE

  2. Hi Wende,
    Your Potato Puffs look awesome. I wish I had one or...maybe two right now. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week.

  3. Those look delish & if I had some mashed potatoes leftover, I would be trying them. With the bacon & cheese, it's almost like a baked potato puff.

  4. thanks fo sharing with This Week's Cravings