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Potato Poofies Recipe
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Potato Poofies

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"Bite-sized mashed potatoes with cheese and cilantro."

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Original recipe makes 10 poofies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry until cool enough to handle.
  2. Peel the potatoes, and mash until smooth while they are still hot. Add the butter, Cheddar cheese, garlic, and cilantro, mash until the ingredients are incorporated, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the mashed potatoes into 10 balls, and slightly flatten between the palms of your hands.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and grease with cooking spray. Cook the poofies 5 at a time until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining poofies. Poofies are best served warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2011

Try adding more cheese and then rolling into balls and placing in the fridge for about 30 mins to cool and kind of solidify a bit. Then quickly dip in beaten egg white and then roll in seasoned breadcrumbs and then fry or deep fry, tastes much like the potato bites at Arbys... Yum!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2008

Tasty recipe (omitted cilantro and used some herbs I had on hand), but I had a lot of problems cooking these - I don't have cooking spray on hand so used a buttered pan, but when I went to turn the potatoes, they fell apart. Ended up just eating as mashed potatoes, which were quite good but not quite what I was going for. May try again in the future.

Mar 24, 2008

mmm these were good. I peeled the potatoes before boiling and didnt add cilantro, because im not a huge fan of it, but added chives instead. I used colby cheese and it was Delicious. I also made a green onion dip to dip these in!mmm wonderful, thank you, i now love potatoes!

Jul 14, 2009

These were way easier than I thought they would be. I used 3 big potatoes and had more than 10 poofies. Loved the incorporation of the cilantro. Cooked them in a non stick skillet so I didn' t need the butter/oil to fry them. Pretty tasty but needed more salt after cooking...

Jan 18, 2011

These were good and very easy to make. I will make them again.

Jan 07, 2010

The flavor f these was a little bland and they were a little dry...but dipped in ranch dressing they were great. All five of my boys ate these, including the pickiest eater this side of the milky way and the one who doesn't like potatoes. These get five stars from me for working a miracle at my table.

Nov 08, 2011

This tasted great! They didn't hold together well (they survived the first flip, but not being taken out of the pan) but I cared more about the taste. I only had mozzarella and dill (and don't much like cilantro anyway) so I substituted and YUM! I will be using this again, and probably mixing up the flavors each time. Fast, cheap, and easy to change up when you want to.

May 03, 2011

My boyfriend and I thought they were very good. Used a little milk after mashing and skipped the butter. Made more than expected. Make sure to leave plenty of room in the non stick skillet for flipping to avoid messing up the shape. Would make again.


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  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.1 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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