Indonesian Potato Patties – Perkedel


Quick Potato Patties -Perkedel

Indonesian Potato Patties – Perkedel

These tasty morsels are so easy to make anytime!

Potato Patties or Perkedel Kentang – Indonesian mashed potatoes patties. ‘Perkedel’ was derrived from Dutch ‘Frikadel’.  In Indonesia, these Perkedel are often served with Chicken soup!

Indonesian Potato Patties – Perkedel

Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 2-4
About 10 Patties
  • 4 Large USA Potatos
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot – optional
  • ¼ cup fresh herbs of your choice -scallion, celery etc
  • 1 tsp cornflour , if needed
  • salt to taste
  • pepper – optional
  • oil for shallow frying
  • 1 egg, beaten

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  • Rinse the potatoes. Keep the skin on, but make a cut into the skin all around the centre. This will help to peel the potatoes after they are boiled.
  • Boil till tender. I like to pressure cook for 6-7 whistles on high.
  • Drain. Rinse with cool water and set aside to cool off.
  • Chop the fresh herbs finely and set aside.
  • In a Mortar (preferably) mash the garlic and shallots if using to a fine paste.
  • Add the Potatoes, salt and pepper and mash together, incorporating the garlic evenly into the potato mixture
  • Do a taste test to check seasoning.
  • Once there are no thick lumps, add the fresh herbs.
  • Form into smooth balls and then flatten gently into patties.The thinner the better.
  • Due to moisture quantity of different varieties of potato, the patties will either be nice and firm , or slightly wet.
  • If wet, use a small sieve to sprinkle the cornflour all over the patties.
  • Heat oil in a wide non-stick frying pan, enough for shallow frying.
  • Dip each patty in the  beaten egg and gently place in the pan. Do not overcrowd. You may fry in batches.
  • Using a slotted, flexible plastic spatula (for best results) gently turn over the patties when light golden and fry the other side.
  • Drain on kitchen paper towels.
  • May be served with ketchup or soup.
  • If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you may mince the garlic finely and and incorporate into a bowl of mashed potatoes;Indonesian authentic recipe requires a Mortar though.
  • You can also omit the herbs in some of the patties for fussy children.

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