Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Recipe: Deep Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Sophie is now a big girl. She just turned 15month old yesterday :) She wants to eat what we eat. Which is good and bad. So I have been exploring quite a bit in preparing her food - making sure her food looks like what we eat, but healthier.

Last night, I made Deep Fried Mashed Potato Balls for her snacks at the play school. Here is the recipe.
  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped spring onions
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • A pinch of salt
  • Oil for frying
  1. Cold mashed potatoes is the best as it provides a very good texture, pliable and easy to shape into balls. I usually use leftover mashed potatoes to make this but I didn't have any leftover last night so I prepared fresh mashed potatoes and I chilled it in the fridge for about an hour (just cold enough to make it pliable) before I started shaping them into tiny balls - and fried them balls up!
  2. Deep frying is not exactly the most healthiest way of preparing food for our babies or even for us but our oven died on us last month, so if you don't really like the idea of deep fried, you can always bake them. 

Place the eggs in a bowl and lightly whisk. I put some spring onions in the egg for some scent and a bit of flavouring. And a pinch of salt.

Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. And the corn starch in another.

Start making tiny balls with the mashed potatoes. I used tea spoon to scoop it out, just trying to have evenly sized balls, thats why. Or if you have ice cream scoop, that is even better!
You need to have good coating to make sure the potatoes stay inside, so first roll the balls in corn starch and then dip the balls of mashed potatoes in the egg. Then roll them in the breadcrumbs. Double coating! 

Then all you have left to do is heat up some oil and fry the balls for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Serve warm or in my case, leave it outside to cool down and store them in freezer in batches.

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