Fat Rascals (Potato cheese puffs)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

Tasty way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Great instead of french fries with sandwiches, especially a big juicy hamburger!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except the oil in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat oil in a deep skillet to about 2 inches deep to 375 degrees.
  3. Drop potato batter by tablespoons into the oil, about 4-5 at a time, do not crowd.
  4. Fry 3-4 minutes until golden in color.
  5. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been trying to find a recipe for the Bavarian Inn's potato cheese puffs in Frankenmuth, MI for YEARS!! Not to mention all the time I've spent trying to duplicate it. This is it!!

tkcuvelier June 16, 2009

This is the recipe I've been hunting for for years! This taste just like the potato cheese puffs served at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmoth, MI. Thanks so much for posting...this is a keeping!

Jean_224 January 15, 2009

These were very good! I had actually packed up both of my deep fat fryers to get rid of, but unpacked one of them after making these in my wok (I decided that wouldn't be a safe alternative for deep frying in the future). I was thinking that we rarily deep-fry foods as I tend to get sick from too many fried foods to begin with, but after making these, I guess we'll be having more deep-fried than I was thinking. My family loved them! I used co-jack (monterey jack/colby blend) cheese in these this time. I will experiment with various cheeses in the future. I didn't have any 'left-over' mashed potatoes, so I boiled, mashed and chilled some fresh ones. They made a really nice side dish. Thanks for sharing this recipe Laurie!

Cindy Lynn March 27, 2003