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McGuire's Irish Boxtys


  • 16 oz garlic mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • guacamole salsa, and horseradish sauce for dipping


  • Using a small ice cream scoop, section out mashed potatoes into balls on a large plate.
  • Place the plate in the freezer for 30 minutes so they will be easier to handle.
  • Fill a small saucepan with oil about 3/4 way full and heat over med high.
  • Place beaten egg in one bowl and seasoned bread crumbs in another.
  • Dip potatoes in egg then bread crumb mixture then place in hot oil.
  • Once oil is hot but not smoking, you are ready to fry! {You can test the oil buy dipping the end of a wooden spoon in the oil and see if bubbles form}.
  • Fry for just 30 seconds to a minute, until crispy brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve warm.
  • Serve with salsa, guacamole, and horseradish cream


Optional: You can mix shredded cheddar cheese in with the mashed potatoes and then scoop into balls and freeze.