German Potato Balls

  • 6 medium potatoes, cut into 1" dice.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Fat for frying
  • Put potatoes into pan with 6 - 8 cups water. Add 1 tsp salt. Bring to boil. Boil for until fork tender or mashable.

  • Drain potato and cool for 10 minutes. Put potato into large bowl. Mash with potato masher or fork until lumps are out.

  • In pot on stove on high heat, pour 1 cup water. Bring to boil add 1 stick butter. After butter is melted, add flour. Stir until mixture leaves sides of pan. Remove pan from heat.

  • Mix in 1 egg until blended and then mix in another egg until blended. Add potatoes and mix until combined. Heat oil in deep-fat fryer to 375 degrees. Add 1 tablespoon potato mixture into oil. Do not add too many balls at one time. Cook until golden brown.

  • Remove and drain. Salt to taste. Eat while hot.

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I made these for an Oktoberfest party and they were a huge hit...I did add onions! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like these. I can say I remember having them served with a piece of bread (I think) or something put in the middle of them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prepared everything and rolled them into balls hours before I was going to fry them. They did great. I think the sky is the limit on what you could add to these. Reminds me of the potatoes that I had in Wiesbaden, GE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasty treats! added fresh leftover corn, will never throw away leftover mashed potatoes again!would also be great with chives added. super for a hors'doeuvres. you could be so creative with this! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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