Grated boiled potato is mixed with tuna flakes, formed into balls, stuffed with cheese, rolled in panko and fried until golden. Cheese-stuffed potato balls can be served as a side dish or an appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Cooling time 10minutes
Total Time 55minutes
Author Connie Veneracion
3potatoes600 to 700 grams total weight
1cantuna in brinewell drained
100 to 125gramsmozzarellacut into one-inch cubes
cooking oilfor deep frying
Rinse the potatoes and, without peeling them, cook in boiling water for about 20 minutes.
Drain the potatoes and dump into a bowl of iced water.
Peel the potatoes and grate.
In a bowl, mix the grated potatoes with the salt, pepper, paprika, turmeric, coriander, cumin, cloves and thyme.
Flake the drained tuna and stir into the potato mixture.
Form the tuna-potato mixture into 12 balls.
Poke each ball with a finger, insert a cube of cheese and re-roll to seal.
Dredge the cheese-stuffed tuna-potato balls in flour, roll in beaten egg then cover with panko.
In a wok or frying pan, heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of at least three inches.
When the oil is hot (350F) is the ideal temperature), fry the cheese-stuffed potato balls in batches until the crust is golden and crisp.
Serve the cheese-stuffed potato balls immediately while the cheese inside is gooey.
Connie Veneracion's Cheese-stuffed Potato Balls https://renaissance.mom/cheese-stuffed-potato-balls/ March 26, 2021