Deep-Fried Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes, day-old and chilled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chives, minced
  • 12, 1/2-inch cubes cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup panko
  • 4 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 tablespoon large flake salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and chives. Scoop mixture into twelve, 1-inch balls and place a cube of cheddar cheese in each ball. Set in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  2. Roll potato balls in egg and then panko. Fry in oil heated to 365 degrees until golden. Top with flake salt and serve warm.