Okay, so as you know I made a big batch of fabulous glazed donuts this morning. They were so good Mama Mabel ate three. No kidding. I gave half of them to my sweets loving neighbor Dave, or else we would eat them all!
But then I had a Fry Daddy full of oil… pretty clean oil since I only fried donuts. Note: If I cook any kind of meat in there, I dispose of the oil. I keep an empty oil jug and pour it in with a funnel when it’s cool. When that fills up I throw it out. Period.
Anyhow, I didn’t feel like frying chicken. I had some leftover pork chops from last night anyway. So, I thought, fries? No. Ahh yes. Mashed potato puffs.
I hadn’t made these since my boys were small, and I couldn’t find the recipe. So I made one, partly from memory, partly from luck.
Peel 2-1/2 lbs potatoes and cut in chunks. Bring to the boil in salted water. Cover, reduce to simmer, cook about 15 min or til soft. Drain well, put back in the pot on med heat and shake ’em around to dry them out. Put them through a potato ricer, or just mash them really well if you don’t have this awesome gadget.
Add 1 beaten egg, 3T butter, 2T dry milk powder, 3T Parmesan cheese, 1/2t Kosher salt, and 1t black pepper.
Flour your hands and roll this yummy stuff into golf ball sized balls. Heat the fryer oil to 350 F and drop in 4 or 5 at a time, turning to brown all over. Drain on paper towels. Keep going til you’ve fried all your balls.
Place fried balls on a lightly sprayed baking sheet and reheat at 350 F for about 10 min til hot. This is the way to reheat leftovers tomorrow too, just for about 15 min cold from the fridge.
These were delicious and sure spruced up my leftovers. We are eating the rest tomorrow. Yay!
Have fun! Now you can ditch the oil!