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Fried Mashed Potatoes

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!
Course Side Dishes
Keyword Fried Mashed Potatoes, leftover mashed potatoes, mashed potato fritters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 383kcal
Author Jenn


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


  • 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.


Use 2 eggs regardless even if you are using less than 4 cups of mashed potatoes. It will help bind the patties.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 854mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g