Crispy Creamy Potato Puffs

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 6 mins
Cook 1 hr 24 mins

This was in the last issue of the Food and Wine magazine, and it really is so good. Its easy to do, but the hardest thing is the time. It is better if you use the potato ricer as it calls for. Gives the potatoes an entirely different texture. What a unique way to serve potatoes for the holidays! Serving size is an estimate, as it makes 60 potato puffs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add a large pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the saucepan. Cook for 1 minute over high heat, shaking the pan frequently to dry out the potatoes.
  2. Pass the potatoes through a ricer into a large bowl. Stir in the egg, butter, dry milk, cheese, flour and nutmeg; season with salt. Using floured hands, roll the potato mixture into 1-inch balls; you should have about 60.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1/2 inch of vegetable oil until shimmering. Working in batches of about 12, fry the potato balls over moderately high heat until they are browned on 3 sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels, season lightly with salt and transfer the potato balls to a large rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining balls.
  4. When all of the puffs are fried, reheat them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Serve at once.
  5. MAKE AHEAD The recipe can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight. Bring the potato balls to room temperature before frying.


Most Helpful

these things are Good~! my family loved them. I didn't make any changes at all. Yummy!

half yank April 18, 2007

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