Recipe Box, Panko Potato Balls

Here’s a fun little bite you can make out of those leftover holiday potatoes


With about 2 servings left of mashed potatoes or a potato casserole, like Hash Brown Potato Gratin, or Slow Cooker Brown Butter Potatoes, you can whip up 20 little potato balls for a deliciously different appetizer


Use a spoon or small cookie dough scoop to form bite size balls.*  Dip balls in beaten egg and then cover with panko bread crumbs

*Add bacon, chives, cheese, anything you want to jazz up your leftover potatoes


Fry 1-2 minutes until golden, drain and salt

mashed potato balls

HHjr was trying to get fancy with a sour cream and onion drizzle

panko potato balls

But the squeeze bottle exploded and the stuff went flying everywhere…

Great party entertainment!!



  • 2 cups cooked mashed potatoes or potato casserole*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying
  • salt
  • sour cream and onion dip optional


  • Form potatoes into 1 inch balls. Dip in beaten egg, then cover with Panko breadcrumbs. Fry potato balls for 1-2 minutes, drain and salt. Serve warm with sour cream and onion dip if desired


*Add bacon, chives, cheese, anything you want to jazz up your leftover potatoes

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11 Responses to “Recipe Box, Panko Potato Balls”
  1. Mary says:

    I never met a potato I didn’t like Jenna! The problem for me would be to have leftover potatoes to begin with 🙂 Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Bite at your house, love that last photo. ♥

  2. Liz Mackie says:

    I love the recipe and the kids are so darn cute. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  3. Karen says:

    Your little potato balls look crunchy and good. Merry Christmas!

  4. Vicki says:

    Know from experience those potato balls are very yummy!! Darling grands! Merry Christmas!!

  5. Lynn says:

    Had to chuckle at the bottle exploding… It isn’t a holiday until a kitchen mishap occurs! Love the pic of the kids-have fun:@)

  6. Great recipe! Merry Christmas!

  7. handmade by amalia says:

    This is my first visit and I’m just in time for some yumminess. The recipe looks so good.
    Happy holidays,

  8. Sandra Garth says:

    Adorable kiddos! I have no doubt that I would eat too many of these but I also think the extra exercise time will be worth it.

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