Mashed Potato Fries Recipe

Mashed Potato Fries Recipe

2021-09-26
3.5 Stars (64 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

    • 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 (9)
  • 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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  • A
    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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  • D
    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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  • T
    Tammy-lynn
    11/3/2022

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

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  • t
    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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  • J
    John MN
    11/22/2022

    This recipe is perfect!

    Reply
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