Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fried Potato Cutlets, Potato Balls

The last time I made some fried potato cutlets were those delicious Begedils. How about some fried potato balls now?


Made from potatoes (mixture of Purple Passion and Sunrise Medley of purple, red, yellow potatoes), carrots, peas and onions - seasoned with House Foods Curry.


Can be made into potato cutlets too!

Whatever shape or size, these are made from the same mashed potatoes. Remember? Some of you commented that mashed purple potatoes look strange and weird - in these words which I seek interest.



Fried Mashed Potato Cutlets/Potato Balls
Ingredients: pinch of cumin; 1/4 small onion sliced to thin wedges; 4 Purple Passion potatoes sliced into cubes; 4 Sunrise Medley sliced into cubes (Note: The Purple Passion are firmer textured potatoes while the Sunrise Medley are softer. By combining both, it creates an exciting texture of the mash); 1 small carrot, sliced into cubes; peas, thawed; 1/2 cube House Japanese curry, some milk

Directions: In some oil, toast some cumin. Then add onions, potatoes and carrots and saute till they are all tender and soft. This takes about 10-15 minutes. Stir in the Japanese curry cubes and make sure they dissolve into the potato-carrot mixture. At this point, the potato-carrot can be mashed in the pot. When partially mashed, add the peas. If too dry, add some milk (estimated quantity) and continue to gently mash. Prepare another small pot of oil for deep-frying. Scoop out the mashed potatoes and shape into cutlet or balls. Quickly coat with some corn flour then wheat germ (crumbs coating) - add into hot oil to fry and crisp the outside of cutlets.


Inside - mashed, slightly chunky but really soft and tender potatoes with carrots; Outside: CRISP!

Aren't these interesting and creative appetizers and snacks you could create to wow your friends and guests?

Potatoes are actually nutritious and contain phytochemicals rivaling those in broccoli (Source: Potatoes, WHFoods. Potato is also a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Blame the French Fries for portraying potatoes as being not nutritional or even unhealthy. In the recent years, potatoes are available in different colors and sizes, making them very versatile in cooking and over a range of cuisines. You can try these two healthy, and easy potato recipes: Stir Fry Potatoes and Steamed Potatoes!

I am submitting this to Weekend Herb Blogging with our host Min from Honest Vanilla.

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