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Potato Chop Recipe

Classic Potato Chop taste, made with potato flakes. Same great taste but without the hassle!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 105kcal



  • 3/4 lb. ground beef (lean)
  • 1 small onion (minced)
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/3 cup Italian parsley (chopped)

Potato Dough Mixture:

  • 13.75 oz. box Idaho mashed potatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups warm water


  • vegetable oil (for frying)



  • Fry meat and minced onion in a pan, until meat is no longer pink. 
  • Add spices, and chopped parsley and cook for a few additional minutes. Set aside to cool off.

Potato Mixture:

  • Pour entire contents of mashed potato flakes in a large bowl, along with the salt. 
  • Beat two eggs, and add to the potatoes, along with 3 cups of warm water.
  • Using your hands, mix the potato ingredients until thoroughly combined. The texture should be that of mashed potatoes. 


  • Take golf-sized portions of the potato mix and flatten into a disc and then a bowl shape. (see pictures)
  • Fill the potato "bowl" with approximately one tablespoon of filling. 
  • Seal the potato dough around the filling and flatten into a patty. Wetting your hands helps.
  • Continue until you have 20-24 patties.
  • Heat oil to 375-degrees. Add two to three patties to the pan and fry until the edges begin to brown. 
  • Carefully flip to the other side using tongs, and fry until both sides are a deep golden brown. 
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve as appetizers or as a meal, with a salad on the side.


Calorie information is for unfried Potato Chop. It's hard to predict the amount of oil that will be absorbed during frying. 


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g