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Potato Poppers

Aug 09, 2013         2 comments.

Potato Poppers : An interesting cheesy, baked Potato Appetizer

Potato Poppers Recipe

Interesting doesn’t even begin to explain the cheesy goodness of these Potato Poppers. One day, I found myself with boiled potatoes and nothing to do. I had made so many burgers that I thought I’d d something different this time.

I grated a good amount of mozzarella into the mashed potatoes, threw in a bunch of herbs and voila! had a delicious mix that went on to taste even better when shallow fried. And since I used tiny toothpicks to serve them, I named them as “Potato Poppers

(P.S: I shallow fried these Potato Poppers and baked them for another 15 minutes. However, deep frying will give the best results)

POTATO POPPERS RECIPE

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Potato Poppers Recipe

Boil, peel & mash the potatoes.
Potato Poppers Recipe

Add all the other ingredients (except oil) to the mashed potatoes.
Potato Poppers Recipe

Mix well to form a thick mixture.
Potato Poppers Recipe

Take tiny portions of the potato mixture and roll them into small balls. Place on an oiled plate.
Potato Poppers Recipe

Meanwhile, mix cornstarch with milk to form a thick mixture. Also separately mix all purpose flour, granulated garlic and chilli powder.
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Dip each ball into the milk mixture,
Potato Poppers Recipe

Then into the flour mixture
Potato Poppers Recipe

Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Let them rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
Potato Poppers Recipe

I used my handy-dandy Paniyaram pan. This helps me shallow fry these balls without using too much oil. Heat 1/2 a teaspoon oil in each hole of the pan.
Potato Poppers Recipe

Add a ball in each hole of the pan. Let it cook on medium heat on one side for 4-5 minutes.
Potato Poppers Recipe

Flip and cook for another 4 minutes. Remove onto the same baking sheet.
Potato Poppers Recipe

Alternatively, heat up some oil in a large pan and add these balls. Cook on one side for 4-5 minutes
Potato Poppers Recipe

Flip and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes. (Or you could add enough oil to deep fry)
Potato Poppers Recipe

Place all the balls in the baking sheet. If you are going to be serving at a later time, bake at 200C for 15 minutes to re-crisp up these potato poppers.
Potato Poppers Recipe

Prick a toothpick and serve these Potato Poppers along with your favorite condiment
Potato Poppers Recipe

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Potato Poppers


  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 24-30 Potato Poppers 1x
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Ingredients

For the Potato-mixture

  • 4 medium Potatos, boiled, peeled & mashed
  • 1 cup grated Cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Onions
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour / Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Bread crumbs (if not available, use extra 1 tablespoon of cornstarch)
  • 1 teapsoon Pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Chilli Flakes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, grated
  • 1 green Chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust to taste)

Others

  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder / granulated Garlic
  • 1 teaspoons fine Chilli Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch / Cornflour
  • a pinch of salt
  • Vegetable Oil (to shallow fry or deep fry)

Instructions

  1. Boil, peel & mash the potatoes.
  2. Add all the other ingredients (mentioned under “potato mixture”) to the mashed potatoes. Mix well to form a thick mixture.
  3. Take tiny portions of the potato mixture and roll them into small balls. Place on an oiled plate.
  4. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch with milk to form a thick mixture. Also separately mix all purpose flour, granulated garlic, pinch of salt and chilli powder.
  5. Dip each ball into the milk mixture, Then into the flour mixture
  6. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Let them rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  7. If using Paniyaram pan (a pan with holes in it), heat 1/2 a teaspoon of oil in each groove if the pan and add a ball in each hole of the pan. Let it cook on medium heat on one side for 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 4 minutes.
  8. Alternatively, heat up some oil in a large pan and add these balls. Cook on one side for 4-5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes. (Or you could add enough oil to deep fry)
  9. Remove and place all the balls in the baking sheet. If you are going to be serving at a later time, bake at 200C for 15 minutes to re-crisp up these potato poppers.
  10. Prick a toothpick and serve these Potato Poppers along with your favorite condiment

* You may want to check out the Paniyaram pan. It’s a very wise investment! You can literally make all sorts of deep-fried goods in this pan – but shallow fried! 😀





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