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Leftover Mashed Potato Balls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Leftover Mashed Potato Balls, the best appetizer for your New Year's Eve party. Sinfully golden and crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside, these potato bites are simply delicious.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Keyword: new year's eve appetizers
Servings: 15 balls
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp parmesan
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • a pinch of salt and black pepper
  • oil to fry
  1. Mix the parmesan and herbs with the breadcrumbs, then add the flour to a separate dish.

  2. Beat the eggs, season with salt and pepper.

  3. With your hands, shape 15 potato balls (more or less, depending on the size), then coat each one of them with flour, then dip into the egg, shaking off the excess egg, then coat with breadcrumbs.

  4. Refrigerate for at least half an hour to firm up.

  5. Heat up the oil into a deep pan, then fry the potato balls for 3-4 minutes until golden.

  6. You might have to repeat the process a few times, depending on the size of your pan.

Nutrition Facts
Leftover Mashed Potato Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.