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Deep Fried Potato Balls


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  • Prepared Mashed Potatoes
  • Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Flour
  • Olive Oil


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Roll mashed potatoes into balls and place onto baking sheet.

Step 2

Whisk eggs into one bowl. Pour flour into another, and bread crumbs in a third bowl.

Step 3

Start by dipping potato ball into flour. Then dip into egg. Then coat with bread crumbs. Place back onto cookie sheet.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 250f.
Put about 5cm of oil into bottom of frying pan.
Heat oil until it is hot, not smoking.

Step 5

Once heated put potato balls a few at a time into the pan and rotate as needed to cook.

Step 6

Place finished balls into oven on another cookie sheet. This is just to keep them warm.


Refrigerate mashed potatoes before forming into balls.

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  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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