French Fried Potato Balls

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By Any Idiot Can Cook With Simple Southern Recipes

French Fried Potato Balls
Ingredients:
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
5 tablespoons milk
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, mix ingredients in order given. Drop from a tablespoon into deep fryer at 360ºF. When brown, drain on brown paper. Serve hot.

Notes from The Paula Deen Test Kitchen: A light and fluffy potato ball. We sprinkled with The Lady and Son’s House Seasoning as soon as they came out of the hot oil and they were delicious. We also tried some right out of the hot oil with maple syrup and they were also delicious. Must be eaten hot/warm.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 4-6 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Trying these right now. First PD rec for 2013!

By Anonymous on January 03, 2013

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You can add seasoned cooked beef in the center of each potato ball before frying. It's a hispanic favorite.

By Blanca on December 03, 2012

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i tried these for a party i had. i did add cheddar cheese, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper to the mixture. they were really good. everyone loved them. next time i'm going to add bacon!

By Anonymous on July 31, 2012

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I made these with 1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes, 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp salt (my potatoes were leftover with plenty of salt), 1 egg, and 1/4 cup milk. I had to add a dab more flour to it. I mixed them 1 ingredient at a time with my hand mixer. I fried them like beignets and they turned out very good. Like a heavier beignet. We even sprinkled powdered sugar on them like donuts. Next time I will add some sugar. The kids loved it.

By Audrey on July 03, 2011

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I tryed this and I didn't like it. It was to plain. So I added shredded colby jack cheese. I also added some onions and fried up sausage. It taseted a lot better.

By Ja Lynn Booher on June 24, 2011

Growing up mom use left over mashed potatoes like this all the time I add about 1 Tablespoon of sugar
you can also make a pattie and skillet fry.  My family loves these!!!!

By Elaine Wright on September 08, 2010

this sounds good think i will make me some to kick back n watch tv

By Amber Barr on May 17, 2010

I’m going to try these this weekend they sound fun & tasty.

By Johnna Raida on February 05, 2010

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