Fried Mashed Potatoes


I imagine if I were Betty Crocker, I’d introduce myself as “Betty. Betty Crocker.” She really is the 007 of the food world. She kills it! Here’s another recipe inspired by Betty. Fried mashed potatoes. They’re in the potato family. And the fried food family. You might say they are a relative of French fries. Yeah, I’d take both in my family tree….


leftover mashed potatoes, chilled

vegetable oil for frying

1 c milk

1 egg

1 c flour

1 t baking powder

1 t salt

ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, or honey mustard sauce for dipping, optional


Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, form balls of cold mashed potatoes, packing tightly. Place in freezer until ready to fry. In large skillet or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 325-350°F. Meanwhile, beat milk and egg in medium bowl. Whisk in flour, baking powder and salt until smooth. Remove mashed potato balls from freezer. Dip each ball in batter, scraping off excess, and fry for 4-6 minutes or until golden, flipping once halfway through cooking time. Remove from oil and let cool on paper towels. Serve warm. Dip in ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, or honey mustard, if desired.

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4 Responses to Fried Mashed Potatoes

  1. Jan Jardine says:

    I am drooling right now!!

  2. Karen says:

    I love this idea! Mashed potatoes are my daughters favorite food, and she’s going to love this. We have leftover mashed potatoes in the refigerator and we will be making these today. Thanks Carol!

    • Carol says:

      Oh boo-yah! I love when the planets align, a.k.a. you already have mashed potatoes in the fridge. That’s awesome! p.s. My kids loved them too.

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