Cranberry Mashed Potato Fritters


  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes, chilled
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or more depending on mashed potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries or 50% Less Sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sour cream, optional


In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, cheese, egg, 3 tablespoons of flour, Craisins®, and salt and pepper; mix until combined. Should be a dough-like consistency, add flour as needed. Empty onto floured surface and roll to ½ inch thick slab. Cut round slices using pastry cutter; re-roll and cut any leftover dough.

Place remaining flour in a shallow dish and dredge each pancake lightly in flour.

Heat half the oil in a large pan over medium-heat, adding more when needed during frying. Once the oil is hot, fry fritters in batches until golden brown and crispy on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Do not crowd the pan

Remove cooked fritters to a paper towel-lined plate or wire rack and sprinkle with salt. Garnish with fresh parsley, top with sour cream (optional) or enjoy with your favorite sauce.

Air Fryer Alternative: instead of pan-frying fritters, place cut rounds into an air fryer and “fry” for 15 minutes at 400F, flipping them halfway through.


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