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The power of the potato Balls

Updated on August 19, 2011

DRG's Potato Balls

My potatoe ball recipe

I am going to introduce you to a great potato based recipe. In Spanish it's called " Rellenos de papas " but we'll refer to them as potato balls since I added my own twist. We are going to make balls of potatoes and what you want inside of them is up to you.

It's a real simple recipe, here's what you'll need.

1 box of mashed potatoes (hungry jack works best)

1 LB of meat (any kind)

1 green pepper

1/4 bush of cilantro

1 onion



1/4 clove of garlic

1 medium sauce pan

1 deep frying pan


4 eggs

So after you choose your meat we can get started. If your using chicken then shred or cut into small pieces. Ground beef is perfect for the job and ground turkey is superb tasting and healthy.

1st step

Make mash potatoes first and follow directions on box for 4 servings but add 1 more 1/2 cup of mash potatoes to make them thick. Once the mashed potatoes are done then sit in the freezer in a bowl until they cool off. (about 5 minutes)

2nd step

In a medium saucepan combine all your vegetables, seasonings, and meat and cook until done.

3rd step

Remove the potatoes from the freezer. Find a dry counter top and apply some flower so that the potatoes won't stick to the surface. Your mashed potatoes should be like Play-Doh. Make a hand full ball and flatten it until it's about the size of a small coffee plate (or a circle the size of your hand) Pre make about 10 the size of a small plate and they should have a circle figure.

4th step

Add 2 tablespoons of meat mixture onto the potatoes and then like Play-Doh just ball it up until the meat is covered. So your covering the meat with mashed potatoes but in the form of a ball.

5th step

beat 4 eggs in a small bowl and add salt and pepper

6th step

Pour some oil in a frying pan. The level should be at least 5 inches or 1/2 quart of oil. (enough to cover the ball) Pre heat the oil, bring to a medium level. Dip the balls into the eggs and then add them to the oil. Fry for about 2 minutes or until golden colored.

If frying is not in your best interest (health wise) then skip adding the eggs and bake the balls for about 15 minutes.

Making potatoes balls is one of my favorite recipes. They are originally made with real potatoes mashed but the instant kind is more convenient and taste way better. Once you get use to making them you'll learn that you can make many other types of potato balls. My favorite is broccoli and cheese.


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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      This sounds great - going to try it soon. Great Hub -

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This looks and sounds delicous, I will certainly give it a go, it's nice to try something different! many thanks

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Wow! Meat and potatoe are my two favorites combos anyway....I never dreamed of potatoe balls!! THIS is going to be a must this weekend.

      Thanks for this idea!!

      I vote UP!

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      This is a new recipe idea for me. Sounds delicious. I will give it a try (baked of course). Thanks for the recipe.

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      Felix J Hernandez 6 years ago from All over the USA

      Yes Gina you can deep fry them as long as it's dipped in eggs it won't fall apart.

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      Giana 6 years ago

      Can you deep fry these? Or will they fall apart?

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      Felix J Hernandez 7 years ago from All over the USA

      Olivia flour is an option for extra thickness, not a necessity.

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      Williamjordan 8 years ago from Houston TX

      Sounds good I will make some soon thanks

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      Uriel 8 years ago from Lebanon

      Ymmmm , it is making me drooool :D I think we have a recipe like this in our culture as well :D it is called kibbeh bi batata LOL (batata = potato in arabic :D) I totally love this recipe :D Genuine indeed :D . Well written, and totally salivating :D Keep up the great work :D

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      jill of alltrades 8 years ago from Philippines

      Hmmm, sounds and looks yummy! I think I'll try this.

      Thank you for sharing!

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      Wow, I've never heard of these, but they sound amazing!

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      8 years ago

      I love potato balls!!! Great recipe

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      Leop 8 years ago

      This sound real delicious. Well written. thank you.