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I’ll be the first to admit that I am a sucker for anything potato. Give them to me mashed, give them to me baked, or give them to me fried — I simply cannot get enough and somehow, I always seem to have room in my stomach for more.
Being a bit of a traditionalist with potatoes, I usually opt for the classic tater tots or even some good old-fashioned seasoned fries. But lately I’ve been getting interested in finding new ways to prepare the food that I love, and that’s when I stumbled upon the TikTok page @Foodprofession.lee, and their recipe for crazy potato puffs. Turning mashed potatoes into tasty, little crispy balls? This I absolutely needed to try for myself.
How to Make Crazy Potato Puffs
I feel like I say this a lot with recipes I love but, this one is so easy. Start off by peeling your potatoes to remove all the skin. Next, dice them up and add to a pot of water, bringing it to a boil. Once the potatoes are soft, strain and transfer to a bowl, before mashing until smooth. You’ll add butter, salt, and pepper at your discretion, but ultimately you want enough butter to get your potatoes looking nice and smooth.
Once you have a smooth consistency, take a piping bag with any sort of star-shaped nozzle and fill it up with the mashed potatoes. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, use the piping bag to dispense small, nickel- to quarter-sized dollops of mashed potatoes. Evenly spread them out with at least an inch of space, as they will expand a little in the oven. Bake at 400°F for about 40 minutes, or until they are golden-brown. Season as needed and enjoy!
My Honest Opinion of Crazy Potato Puffs
Honestly, you would be hard-pressed to find me having anything bad to say about potatoes, and this recipe is no different. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it is also an insanely fun and creative way to deal with your leftover mashed potatoes. Season however you like, throw them in the oven, and enjoy them like little popcorn potatoes — it’s ingenious.
I will definitely be trying this again — especially because my piping bag was cheap and started busting at the seams (but that’s another story). I’m just excited to experiment with flavor, size, and everything in between.