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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

(Patates Toplari)

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Fried Mashed Potato Balls
2 medium white potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1 or 2 slices insides of Turkish bread, crumbled
1 egg white
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper

1/2 cup flour
1 egg yolk + 1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs

For frying:
1/2 cup sunflower oil

Place mashed potatoes, bread, egg white, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix them with your hand. Cover and leave in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Pour the oil into a frying pan and heat it up. Meanwhile, take a small piece of the potato mixture and give it a ball shape, as seen in the picture. First roll it in the flour, then soak in the egg then roll it in the bread crumbs. Repeat for the remaining potato mixture and fry all them until golden brown. Place them on the paper towel to soak up the extra oil.

Serve while still warm as an appetizer.



At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,

Been a big fan of your recipes for a while now, and so has my Turkish husband who thought I would never master these delicious foods.

I have been trying to get a recipe from my mother in law, that she wont show me!

I have found the name 'Pierogi' via google. Do you have a turkish style recipe for this. She uses potatoes normally no meat.

Thank you.


At 10:53 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Charlotte,
Some mother-in-laws keep the recipes to themselves because this is the way for their sons coming home to have mum's food:) By the way, it is my son's favorite pastry:)
I've posted "Dough Bites Filled with Turkish Pastrami and Cheese
(Pastirmali-Kasarli Hamur Lokmasi) on July 09, 2012" under the "Pastry" section. Use the same
pizza dough and technique. For the filling; mash potato, paprika, salt
and pepper. But I add cooked ground beef with crushed tomato. I also add lightly caramelized sliced onion. You can make your own filling the way you like it:)

At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Binnur that is brilliant! You are spot on, she wants him to keep coming home which is lovely :)

Thank you.

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

If you don't want use bread (pizza) dough there is another dough without yeast in it:)
Stuffed Pishi (Içli Pişi) (posted June 22, 2011)

At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Charlotte,
Pierogi is basically yufka with filling cooked in water and THEN fried.(or not) The filling with potatoes includes white cheese and onion too. Check "manti" which might be Turkish equivalent. Greetings, nat


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