Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Lynn demonstrates how to make Fried Mashed Potato Balls.  This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes for a different side dish.  You can serve these with ketchup or gravy.  Adapted from


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying

Shape mashed potatoes into 1” balls.  Roll in the egg and then in the bread crumbs.  Freeze for 10-15 minutes.

Pour oil into deep skillet and heat 1” of oil to 375°.  You can also use a deep fryer, such as a Fry Daddy and heat oil to 375°.

Fry mashed potato balls, a few at a time, for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes, turning once halfway to until golden brown.  Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towel lined plate to drain.  Serve warm with ketchup or gravy.

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