Ranch Mashed Potato Rings

Ranch flavored fluffy mashed potatoes piped into the Onion Ring shape, frozen, battered and deep fried. Perfect for dipping!

1 (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes (leftover's work fine)
1 tablespoon dry ranch dressing mix
onion ring batter frying mix
oil (for frying)
1 pastry dough, bag or 1 gallon freezer ziploc bag

Peel film at corner of Simply Potatoes package to vent and heat on high for 3 minutes in microwave.

Completely remove film and stir.

Microwave on high for 1 additional minute.

Add 1 Tablespoon of  Hidden Valley Ranch mix. Mix well. You can add more according to your taste.

Let cool just enough to touch. You want it a bit warm. It pipes out better when it's a little warm.

Load your piping bag with the mashed potatoes, (or Zip Lock Bag). Snip off the tip of the bag enough to have a nice size whole.
On a wax paper lined baking sheet, pipe mashed potatoes out into an "onion ring" shape. Nice plump circles.
Once all your rings are done, stick into freezer until firmly frozen. 30 minutes should work fine.
Preheat your deep fryer to 350.
Prepare your Onion Ring Batter according to the directions on the box.

Take a few out of the freezer at a time. Work in batches keeping the others frozen until ready to batter and fry.
Dip your potato ring into batter, shake off excess.

Fry 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.   
Note~you do not have to cook these right away. They keep frozen beautifully for future cravings.

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