Recipe: Homemade Potato Balls

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Homemade Potato Balls

Homemade Potato Balls

One of my all-time favorite appetizers are Potato Balls.   It was quite popular during my high school, aquanet hairspray and new wave music days.  The first time I had it was  when my friend had her birthday party at the newly opened Tokyo Tokyo fastfood resto that time.  The business is still around serving bento boxes of shrimp tempura, chicken and beef terriyaki, udon, and unlimited rice!  Oh, their red iced tea is good too.

Mom’s Recipe

One day during the pre-internet era, I found my mom’s recipe for Parsley Potato Balls.  My brother and I used to make our own versions and though I can’t remember which one tasted better, I’m pretty sure  both were yummy.  I didn’t have the chance to copy that recipe so I tried to prepare something from memory.  Here’s my version:

Homemade Potato Balls

My version uses simple ingredients that are easily available:  potatoes, scallions, garlic powder, salt and pepper, 1 egg, bread crumbs and cooking oil for frying.  I used 2-3 big russet potatoes or you can use yukon gold which my in laws love because of its buttery taste.

Peel, wash and boil the potatoes and mash them until smooth.  Cool.  Don’t add butter or oil because it will break up on frying.  

IMG_0762Add the scallions and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Make sure to mix well.  You don’t want it to be bland and a little salt won’t hurt. Refrigerate the mixture so it would be easier to scoop out and form into balls.  You can also add cooked ground beef or bacon bits to the mixture before forming them.
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Dip in eggwash and coat with breadcrumbs.  Heat oil and fry until golden brown.  I used a small saucepan so I don’t have to use a lot of oil.  It doesn’t take long for the breadcrumbs to brown, probably 1-2 minutes.  Place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
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For the creamy dip, combine a few tablespoons of kewpie mayonnaise and 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder.  Mix well.  Pretty simple, huh?  Enjoy and let me know how it turned out.  Happy cooking!

Homemade Potato Balls

Here’s a simple recipe for homemade potato balls.


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Prep Time
30 min

Cook Time
2 min

Prep Time
30 min

Cook Time
2 min

Ingredients
  1. 2-3 large potatoes (I used russet) – peeled, washed, boiled and mashed
  2. Scallions / green onions
  3. Garlic powder
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. Cooking oil
  6. 3 Tbsp. Kewpie mayonnaise
  7. 1 tsp. Garlic powder
Directions
  1. Peel, wash, boil and mash the potatoes. Cool.
  2. Add the scallions and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cool.
  3. Use a small ice cream scooper to have uniform sizes. Roll the potato ball between the palm of your hands.
  4. Dip in eggwash.
  5. Coat with breadcrumbs.
  6. Fry until golden brown and drain in paper towel.
For the dip
  1. Mix the mayonnaise and garlic powder until well combined.
  2. You may add chili flakes to give it some heat.
Notes
  1. Enjoy!
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6 Comments

6 Comments on Recipe: Homemade Potato Balls

  1. Joanna
    January 7, 2015 at 1:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi michelle! I absolutely love this and I will surely try this at home for my boys…..

    Reply
    • cabbycraft
      cabbycraft
      January 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm (3 years ago)

      Joanna my friend. Thank you for stopping by the blog. It was you who I was referring to – remember you invited me to your party at Tokyo tokyo in makati?

      Reply
  2. Riz
    January 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I am sooooo going to try this!!

    Reply
    • cabbycraft
      cabbycraft
      January 12, 2015 at 2:57 am (3 years ago)

      Yes, you should Riz. It’s simple and delicious

      Reply
  3. Bok
    January 20, 2015 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    We loved the potato balls! I added some shredded mozarella cheese to the mixture and we don’t have Japanese mayo here so it was home made garlic sauce for us. Thank you for this and keep on posting.

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    • cabbycraft
      cabbycraft
      January 20, 2015 at 8:02 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Bok. I just learned from a friend who worked in Japan for a couple of years that it’s called Kokoro Japanese potato. Google it and you’ll find a lot of recipes and variations. Sarap no? I tried using mayo with powdered garlic too and it was also good.

      Reply

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