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Cheesy Ritz Potato Balls

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Author Kelley @ Miss Information Blog

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup cooled mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated onions
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 40 Ritz Crackers finely crushed, set aside one cup.
  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • Dip
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp. horseradish sauce


  1. Mix the mashed potatoes, cheese, onion, 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers and beaten egg together in a bowl.
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls using about 1 tablespoon for each and roll in remaining cracker crumbs until evenly coated.
  3. Place on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan to 350 degrees.
  5. Add potato balls in batches and fry for one minute or until golden brown.
  6. Use a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel covered baking sheet to drain.
  7. Mix applesauce and horseradish sauce and place in a bowl for dipping to serve