Frozen mashed potato balls

Frozen mashed potato balls



  • 1 kg potatoes, peeled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp (40g) butter
  • 100ml milk


Step 1. Gather all ingredients together.

Step 2. Cut potatoes into even-sized chunks. Place into saucepan and cover with water. Place over a high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and add salt. Cook for 20 minutes.

Step 3. Remove from heat and drain. Leave uncovered for 2 minutes to let steam escape and dry out potatoes. Mash well and stir through butter and milk.

Step 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Take a 2/3 cup measure and pack full of mashed potato.Tap out onto the baking paper and repeat until all the mixture is used. Place into the freezer until frozen then place into a resealable bag until needed.

Frozen mashed potato balls

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  • You don't have to make a whole batch of these. Just place leftover mash on a plate in the freezer and then twist off and pop into a bag in the freezer for later.
  • These are perfect for kids that love a pie and mash!
  • To use just place in a glass bowl in the microwave on high for 3 minutes and stir.
  • I often drop these into soups and stews when I want to thicken them up and add vegetables.
  • Make sure you use the correct type of potatoes for mashing.
  • If you want to reduce the fat content in this recipe you can use a low-fat margarine and use chicken stock in place of the milk.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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