Jailhouse Rolls

Jailhouse Rolls Recipe

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Barbara Pendley


I received this back in the early 1980's from a good friend and it has always been one of my family's favorites.


★★★★★ 2 votes

3 Hr 30 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    mashed potatoes, may also use instant
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3
    whole eggs
  • 1/2 c
  • 7 c
  • 1 pkg
    (1 t.) dry yeast

How to Make Jailhouse Rolls


  1. Disolve dry yeast in 1 & 1/2 cups lukewarm water. Blend mashed potatoes, margarine, eggs, salt, and sugar. Add flour and mix thoroughly. Add yeast water to this mixture. Place in a large covered bowl and refrigerate for several hours. It will rise some in the refri. Three hours before dinner, take as much dough as you need and roll it out 1/2" thick. Cut with a glass dipped in flour and arrange side by side in a slightly greased baking dish. Butter tops lightly. Allow to stand on open counter for 3 hours to rise. (not near heat) Bake at 450 degrees for aproximately 10 minutes. Note: This roll recipe is marvelous for parties, as the dough can be prepared several days in advance, as long as it is covered in the refrigerator. I use a cling wrap to cover with.....Enjoy this little sweetie....

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About Jailhouse Rolls

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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