Potato Salad Bites

These potato salad bites are not only delicious, but they are super simple to make, and such a great leftovers idea for the whole family to enjoy. You can also use leftover mashed potatoes or leftover fries, tater tots, etc. for this recipe.

We usually can finish a small to a medium tub of potato salad, but this day we had so many other foods, and we didn’t get around the potato salad.

Five Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of leftover potato salad

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs (beaten)

  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs or (Panko).

  • Oil for deep frying

  • chives (optional for garnish).

The potato salad was store-bought (Signature cafe - Safeway brand). Honestly, this potato salad doesn't taste bad, and such a lifesaver for a quick side dish to go along any bbq dishes.

Step by step preparation

  • Mash potato salad

  • Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or longer).

  • In a shallow bowl(s):

1- Flour

2- Beaten eggs

3- Plain breadcrumbs or (Panko)

  • Using a cookie scoop or the 2 spoon method, scoop cold mashed potato salad into a ball shape.

  • Roll the mashed potato salad ball in flour

  • Roll the flour-covered ball into the beaten egg

  • Finally, place the ball in the plain breadcrumbs and roll until entirely Potato ball is completely covered.

  • Repeat steps above until all potato salad has been turned into balls and covered with flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs.

  • Heat oil in a saucepan or deep fryer

  • Drop potato balls into the hot oil (avoid overcrowding the pan).

  • Fry until golden brown 3-5 minutes

  • Remove from the oil and let drain on a paper towel or cooling rack

  • Garnish with chives (optional)

  • Serve and Enjoy!


  • For any leftovers, refrigerate or freeze.

  • Can be re-heated on Microwave or air fryer (380F for 5-6 minutes, 8-10 if frozen).


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