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Potato Puffs

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The Potato Puffs are a favorite snack at home. My kids wait desperately for weekends because they know that I will definitely make a batch of these yummy Potato Puffs!
Ingredients
  Potatoes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), cubed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), divided
  Flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Salt To Taste
  White pepper To Taste
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender.
Drain.
Return the potatoes to the pan and shake over low heat until dry.
Mash the potatoes thoroughly.
Add 2 tablespoons of butter and the milk.
Beat well.
Add salt and white pepper to taste.
Reserve.
Combine the water, 6 tablespoons of butter, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon over low heat until the dough forms a ball and no longer sticks to the pan.
Remove from the heat.
Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine the 2 mixtures.
Mix well.
Drop by scant tablespoonfuls into deep hot fat (375° F.) and fry for 3 to 5 minutes, turning the potato puffs over to brown evenly.
Do not fry more than 5 or 6 puffs at a time.
Drain on paper towels.
The potato puffs may be fried in advance.
Reheat in a 425° F oven for 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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