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Mashed Potato Fries Recipe

Mashed Potato Fries Recipe

2021-09-26
3.5 Stars (139 Voters)
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These mashed potato fries are a refreshing twist for the classic French fries. Fried mashed potato sticks are made of mashed potatoes, cheese and herbs. These homemade mashed potato fries are crispy on the outside and soft and cheesy from the inside. They are easy to make and perfect as a snack for any meal.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
8
PREP TIME
50 Minutes
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS

  • 500g Potatoes
  • 2/3 cup (80g) Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (60g) cup Cornstarch
  • Oregano/Parsley/Coriander or any fresh/dried herbs of your choice (optional)
DIRECTIONS

  1. Peel and cut potatoes into small chunks.
  2. Fill a large pot with water, add 1 teaspoon of salt. Add potatoes and bring to a boil. Cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Drain and transfer to a large bowl, add salt, pepper, oregano, crushed garlic and shredded cheese. Mash the potatoes into smooth puree. Add cornstarch and mix/mash.
  4. Transfer into a piping bag fitted with a round tip and pipe into long strips (on a cutting board or a parchment paper).
  5. If you don’t have a piping bag, you also can divide the mixture into small balls and roll then into a strips.
  6. In a wide pan heat oil to 350F (180C).
  7. Fry mashed potato strips until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain excess oil.

COMMENTS (22)
  • S
    Sharyn
    2/11/2022

    Can the mixture be frozen and used later please

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    Justin
    4/16/2022

    That's how i usually do it.

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    Amna
    8/15/2022

    I flattened out the potato mixture and put it in the freezer. After firming, I cut it into strips and fried it. But the fries fall apart, the potato keeps oozing out. What am I doing wrong? Do I add more cornstarch?

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    Linda
    9/10/2022

    I have the same problem. Absolute fail

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    Lulu
    12/6/2022

    I experimented with this a bit last night; after you cut your sticks keep them in the freezer between batches, a flour coating helps but will make your oil super messy, and your stovetop burner can never go below medium otherwise they will fall apart. Today's experiment is going to be with an egg wash and flour combo. I imagine an egg wash, then flour, then egg wash into panko would work better since the final product is pretty oily but I'm broke 😅 Best of luck

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    Amanda Rettig
    2/25/2023

    I recommend using your hands to roll and shape them so they stay together while cooking. I did have a few that started falling apart and oozing the 'batter', but used tongs to gently press them back together. Also, I added a little All Purpose Flour to the ingredients (about half of a 1/4 cup). Hope this helps because it will be worth it! So yummy!

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    Max
    8/20/2023

    If you steam the potatoes they will have less moisture and won’t come apart.

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    Denisha anne
    11/3/2022

    ABSOLUTE FAIL!!! Do not, and i mean do not, make this recipe. Instead of ending up with some nice crispy fries, i ended up with a burnt potato mess!! The mash was turned into a glue, which when i tried to fry it, it fell APART all over my pan! It was an absolute nightmare to wash. Do not make this recipe. You will only end up with less food and a mess to clean up! - DENISHA ANNE DEQUAVIOUS, COMPTON

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    Tammy-lynn
    11/3/2022

    This also happened to me, nightmare to clean up and disappointed kids

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    Amanda Rettig
    2/25/2023

    I recommend using your hands to roll and shape them so they stay together while cooking. I did have a few that started falling apart and oozing the 'batter', but used tongs to gently press them back together. Also, I added a little All Purpose Flour to the ingredients (about half of a 1/4 cup). Be sure to cook on Med-low and to make sure the oil is hot before cooking. They will burn easily if it's too high. Hope this helps because it will be worth it! So yummy!

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    JD
    7/29/2023

    I wondered why you seemed so angry with the caps and exclamation points until I saw your name. Figured out why you just don't know how to act right. You can discourage people from making the recipe with less harsh wording. Look at the responses to your remark seem are from civilized people.

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    tu poa
    11/5/2022

    Made 2 batches as directed and they were good. Took the second batch and mixed half flour and half CS, rolled them in Panko and it added the crunch I like. Do not know what the other 2 are talking about them falling apart, maybe they added to much cheese or had potatoes to wet... My were firm and held to gether well. I shaped mor like tater tots looked like potato-toes

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    John MN
    11/22/2022

    This recipe is perfect!

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    Leimomi Kawaihaekamakea
    1/14/2023

    My sister made this and it was awesome. I'm making this now.

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    Abel Calderon
    1/30/2023

    THE SECRET IS TO FREEZE THE MASH BEFORE FRYING IT. This step was skipped from the recipe. I placed it on parchment paper and cut it into squares. The I froze it for 1 hour and this make them hard so it allows it to fry from the outside before it gets too gooey. I also whipped some egg whites and added some bread crumbs after I took it out of the freezer, and then fried it. They came out amazing! Hope this helps!

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  • R
    Robert burns
    3/7/2023

    I ground up some Bombay mix and used it as breadcrumbs delicious

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  • E
    Ellen Cagle
    5/15/2023

    Mine turned out perfect

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  • K
    Kathlea Lagos
    5/27/2023

    The recipe is so simple to follow. It works perfectly. My kids love this mashed potato fries. Note: Never add flour and egg, it will make it messy to work with.

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    bob oswin
    6/12/2023

    I had the same bitter experience with this concoction. I'll be giving this site a wide berth in future

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    Alejandro
    7/26/2023

    I've been making this for years. Except, being from New Mexico, I add Hatch green chili to the mashed potatoes. Also, I substitute half of the corn starch for flour. These were good enough to win me a competition at the 1994 - New Mexico state fair. Try it with green chili, you'll be loved by all.

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    JIM
    4/4/2024

    im confused if it tastes good or not

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