These tender potato biscuits are great to use up those leftover mashed potatoes! We like them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 1/2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 1/3 cup milk
- extra milk for brushing the tops
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter, until pieces of butter are no larger than peas. Use a fork to stir in mashed potatoes, breaking them up into chunks. Make a well in the mixture, and pour in egg, water and milk. Stir into a loose dough using the fork.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for 6 or 8 times so the dough holds together. Pat the dough out to about 3/4 inch thickness, and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or drinking glass. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the tops with a bit of milk.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until bottoms are golden.