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Potato balls can be made with a variety of flavorings to serve as a snack, appetizer, or to accompany many dishes. This page contains potato ball recipes.


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By 5 found this helpful
March 12, 2011


  • 2 cups cold stiff mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. melted margarine
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 beaten egg


Add to the mashed potatoes the chopped onion that has been sauteed in the melted margarine. Blend in cheese. Divide mixture into 8 portions of 1/4 cup each. Shape into balls and roll in fine bread crumbs to coat. Add water and salt to beaten egg. Dip crumb coated balls into egg mixture and then roll again in dry bread crumbs. Place balls on greased cookie sheet. Bake in 400 degree F oven 10-12 minutes or until coating is crisp and potato balls are heated through. Makes 4 servings.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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October 16, 2008


  • 2 cups stiffly mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham (or sausage)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayo
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  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cup crushed cornflakes


In a bowl, combine first 7 ingredients well. Add enough flour to make a stiff mixture. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in flakes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot. Makes about 6 dozen.

Source: The Country Cooking Collection from Country Magazine,
Nancy Eash, Gambier, OH

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By 1 found this helpful
January 15, 2012
Love the onion soup mix in this recipe!


  • 2 lbs. mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
  • dash pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups crushed corn flakes


Mix first 7 ingredients well. Add a little milk if too stiff. Shape into 16 balls. Dip into beaten egg. Roll in corn flakes. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until hot and crisp. Can be frozen until ready to use.


Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 1 found this helpful
May 14, 2007

Mix ground beef, potato, salt, pepper and onion very well in large bowl. Shape above ingredients into balls. Lay balls in a well greased casserole dish.

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By 0 found this helpful
August 21, 2008

I am looking for an Italian recipe that is a mashed potato ball, with things like chopped ham and cheese rolled into it. Then I think, it was fried. I don't know what it's called, but I ate it at an Italian Festival. It was so good!


Ramona from Granby, MA


By Nance (Guest Post)
August 22, 20080 found this helpful

I saw this demonstrated on Food TV. You could check Food for a recipe. I forgot who showed it.

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August 25, 20080 found this helpful

Years ago I got a recipe from a girl I worked with (she's Italian) for rice balls that she made. Perhaps this is similar to what you're looking for? They were delicious! When I go home tonight I will look for the recipe and post it - hopefully, I still have it. In the meantime, Google a recipe for Italian Rice Balls... This may be what you're looking for.

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August 25, 20080 found this helpful

It sounds a lot like a Arancini, an Italian rice ball that's traditionaly made with Aborio rice. Aborio has a very creamy texture when cooked, almost like mashed potatoes. Here's the recipes I've used many times, it's just like what I remember growing up with. I usually make this with cheese and I make some with meat. I make a small melon ball size meatball ahead of time and alternate the two in the center.


http://allrecip  cini/Detail.aspx

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August 26, 20080 found this helpful

Can't find the recipe, sorry.
As Stephanie posted, they're call Arancini, and I've bought them at an Italian market here in the Chicago area. It's called Caputo's. Now, I realize you're not in the Chicago area, but you may be able to buy them ready-made in Italian stores. Just a thought....
Good luck!

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