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Fried Mashed Potatoes

I haven’t had friend mashed potatoes since I was a child.  Partly because it requires leftover mashed potatoes and we never seem to have any left. 

However, for whatever reason as I was peeling potatoes to make mashed potatoes, I got a little carried away and peeled 10 POUNDS!.  Needless to say, I had a few leftovers, which brought to mind my momma’s fried potatoes recipe.

The next time you have leftover mashed potatoes, try this fried mashed potatoes recipe. This potato recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This friend potato recipe falls in two of my favorite categories:  Cheap and Easy.

Fried Mashed Potatoes

Fried Mashed Potatoes
 
Author: Katy
This fried potatoes recipe is great for any meal of the day. The next time you have leftover mashed potatoes, fry them up and enjoy!
Ingredients
  • Cold mashed potatoes (I had about 4 cups) Just adjust the ingredients to the number of potatoes you have.
  • Flour (I used about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 eggs (I would use 2 eggs regardless of the amount of mashed potatoes. It helps bind the patties).
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs butter + oil for frying.
Instructions
  1. Mix potatoes, eggs, and flour in a bowl (I squish it together with my hands).  If the potatoes are not sticky enough to form a patty add a little more flour.
  2. Form into patties.
  3. Place oil in the skillet, enough to lightly cover the bottom of the skillet, and add 2 tablespoons butter, heat to medium-high.
  4. Fry patties in hot oil/butter until golden brown.  Serve warm.
 

The next time you have leftover mashed potatoes, try this fried mashed potatoes recipe. This potato recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Fried Mashed Potatoes

Jenn
This fried potatoes recipe is great for any meal of the day. The next time you have leftover mashed potatoes, fry them up and enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dishes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 383 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • oil for frying.

Instructions
 

  • Mix potatoes, eggs, and flour in a bowl (I squish it together with my hands).  If the potatoes are not sticky enough to form a patty add a little more flour.
  • Form into patties.
  • Place oil in the skillet, enough to lightly cover the bottom of the skillet, and add 2 tablespoons butter, heat to medium-high.
  • Fry patties in hot oil/butter until golden brown.  Serve warm.

Notes

Use 2 eggs regardless even if you are using less than 4 cups of mashed potatoes. It will help bind the patties.
Keyword Fried Mashed Potatoes, leftover mashed potatoes, mashed potato fritters
Nutrition Facts
Fried Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 854mg37%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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