Idaho Potato Pillows

Robyn Bruce


This is not my recipe, I simply found it on the internet. It's so good and so different, I just wanted to share it. It's somewhat new to me, I've only made these twice, but I loved them!!

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30 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


idaho russet potatoes
teaspoons salt
1-1/4 c
flour (plus extra for dusting)
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/2 tsp
white pepper
frying oil, 1 inch

How to Make Idaho Potato Pillows


  • 1Boil potatoes with the salt, in the peel, until thoroughly cooked. Peel when still warm. Grate through a fine grater. Place in a large bowl.
  • 2Make a hole (or well) in the center and drop in the eggs. With your fingers, work eggs into potatoes, only slightly.
  • 3Drizzle with the butter. Sprinkle with all of the flour and pepper. Now quickly work into a medium soft dough. Do not overwork.
  • 4Divide dough into 4 parts. Generously dust counter with flour and with a rolling pin, roll dough out to a 1/8" thickness. With a dough cutter or pairing knife, cut into 3" triangles.
  • 5Heat frying oil to 350°. Place triangles into oil and constantly spoon hot oil over them. Brown and turn to brown other side. (Note: If pillows do not puff fully, the oil is either too hot or not hot enough.) Place in one layer only onto a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with extra salt. Serve at once with the following sauces: pineapple chutney sauce, guacamole, or tomato and cilantro salsa.

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About Idaho Potato Pillows

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian