I created this to use up left over mashed potatoes instead of throwing them out. You can also use whole cooked potatoes and just mash them. We always have leftover mahed potatoes at thanksgiving and other holidays. These are easy to make and taste great! I have used instead of chicken broth leftover turkey gravy tasted good. The kids liked them so much I make them all the time. I serve them with a side refried beans and some sour cream.