Fried Potato Clouds: They are phenomenal!

Fried potato clouds are a delicious and indulgent treat that’s sure to be a hit with potato lovers. These crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside potato clouds are perfect as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. Here’s how to make them:

Recipe: Fried Potato Clouds


– 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
– Salt, to taste
– Vegetable oil, for frying
– Optional seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, grated Parmesan cheese


1. Place the potato chunks in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Add a generous pinch of salt to the water.

2. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.

3. Drain the cooked potatoes and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the potatoes until they are smooth and lump-free.

4. Season the mashed potatoes with salt to taste, along with any additional seasonings or flavorings you like, such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or grated Parmesan cheese. Mix well to combine.

5. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 350°F (175°C).

6. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop out portions of the seasoned mashed potatoes and shape them into small clouds or balls. You can also use a piping bag fitted with a star tip to pipe the mashed potatoes into cloud shapes for a decorative touch.

7. Carefully lower the shaped potato clouds into the hot oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding the fryer or skillet. Fry the potato clouds until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, about 3-4 minutes.

8. Use a slotted spoon or spider strainer to remove the fried potato clouds from the oil and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.

9. Serve the fried potato clouds hot, garnished with additional salt or your favorite dipping sauce.

10. Enjoy these phenomenal fried potato clouds as a delicious and satisfying snack or side dish!

These fried potato clouds are crispy, fluffy, and packed with flavor, making them a crowd-pleasing favorite for any occasion. Whether you serve them as an appetizer at a party or as a side dish for dinner, they’re sure to disappear quickly!


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