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Transform Leftover Mashed Potatoes into Crispy Cheesy Treats!

Transform Leftover Mashed Potatoes into Crispy Cheesy Treats!

Transform Leftover Mashed Potatoes into Crispy Cheesy Treats!

Ever look at a mountain of leftover mashed potatoes and wonder what to do with them? Well, wonder no more! This recipe turns those leftover mashed potatoes into a fun and delicious snack that everyone will love – cheesy potato fries!

Not Just Leftovers, But a Delicious New Creation!

While boiled potato fries with cheese might sound simple, this recipe takes it a step further. By combining leftover mashed potatoes with flavorful ingredients like garlic powder and parmesan cheese, we create a whole new taste sensation. It's a fantastic way to avoid food waste and turn those leftover potatoes into a cheesy delight!

Ready in Under 30 Minutes? You Got This!

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity and speed. With just a few ingredients and less than half an hour of your time, you can transform leftover mashed potatoes into a crispy, cheesy snack that's perfect for satisfying cravings or feeding a hungry crowd.


  • Mashed Potato Magic:

    • Leftover mashed potatoes (amount will vary depending on how much you have)
    • 2 tablespoons flour - Flour helps bind the mashed potato mixture, allowing you to form the fries and prevent them from crumbling during cooking.
    • Parsley powder - Parsley powder adds a touch of fresh herb flavor to the potato fries.
    • Black pepper - Black pepper adds a touch of warmth and depth of flavor.
    • Parmesan cheese powder - Parmesan cheese powder adds a cheesy and savory punch to the fries.
  • Frying Essentials:

    • Olive oil - Olive oil provides a healthy fat for frying the potato fries.
  • Flavor Boosters (Optional):

    • Garlic powder - Garlic powder adds a subtle garlicky flavor to the fries.
    • Ketchup - Ketchup is a classic dipping sauce for potato fries.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Mashed Potato Mash Up: In a bowl, combine your leftover mashed potatoes with the flour, parsley powder, black pepper, and a generous amount of parmesan cheese powder. Mix everything well until fully incorporated.

  2. Shaping the Cheesy Sticks: The consistency of the mixture should allow you to form it into a ball. If it's too wet, add a little more flour until it becomes workable. If it's too dry, add a touch of water or milk to achieve the right consistency.

  3. From Ball to Fry: Shape the mashed potato mixture into long, thin sticks. You can use a knife to carefully cut the sticks into even pieces.

  4. Frying for Golden Perfection: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the potato sticks and cook them until golden brown on all sides. Since the potatoes are already cooked, the frying time is minimal. You're looking for a nice crispy exterior.

  5. Drain and Enjoy! Once golden brown, remove the fries from the pan and drain any excess oil using a paper towel-lined plate.

  6. Snack Time! Your cheesy potato fries are now ready to enjoy! Serve them hot on their own or with your favorite dipping sauce, like ketchup.


  • Feel free to add a pinch of garlic powder to the mashed potato mixture for an extra flavor boost.
  • Experiment with different cheeses! Grated cheddar cheese or a blend of cheeses can be used instead of parmesan cheese powder.
  • Leftover cheesy potato fries can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in a skillet or oven until warmed through.

So next time you're faced with a mountain of leftover mashed potatoes, don't despair! Grab this recipe and transform them into a fun and delicious cheesy potato fry adventure!