Meat Stuffed Potato Balls (stuffed yam balls)

Stuffed Potato Balls, Stuffed yam Balls

    Stuffed Potato(yam) Ball(s) is a Latin American snack that has made it's way to the Nigerian kitchen. It is a deep fried ball, made with mashed Irish potato and filled with spiced minced meat and veggies.
   To give it a Nigerian twist, you can also prepare it with mashed yams or sweet potatoes and fill with meat and veggies of choice. 
This rich snack is another tasty addition to the Nigerian snacks and Small chop table.    
Here's how to prepare it;


 Ingredients for Stuffed Potato(yam) Balls
- 3 large Irish potatoes Or 6 medium yam cubes Or sweet potatoes(use yam flour or potato flour as substitute)
-  30 grams or 1
½ handful ground/minced Meat(beef/chicken/shrimps or Crab meat can be used)
-  1 medium sized Carrot(chopped)
-   1 small sized Onion(chopped)( spring onions can also be used)
-  Half teaspoon Garlic powder(optional)
- Half teaspoon chopped parsley(optional)
-  1 teaspoon thyme or oregano
-  1 teaspoon  Curry powder
- A pinch of ground Chili pepper
- 1 Seasoning cube (knorr or Maggi)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Oil for deep frying

For Breading(coating)
- 5o  grams Flour
- 1 large egg (whisked)
- 50 grams Bread crumbs
Tip: For a a richer filling you can also add chopped tomatoes,bell peppers, peas or sweet corn.


 
 
Preparation:
 1. Wash, peel and cut the potatoes or yams into small cubes. Rinse and place in a pot, pour enough water to cover the potatoes(yams), add the salt and boil until tender.

2.  Strain off the water and mash the boiled potatoes(yams) until smooth. Set aside for later use.
Tip: if using yam or potato flour, heat up some hot water and pour in the flour and stir until you get a stiff but soft dough(just like pounded yam).

Stuffed Potato Balls, Stuffed yam Balls
3.  Marinate the minced meat with curry, thyme, parsley, chili pepper, garlic powder ,stock cube(seasoning cube) and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly until well incorporated
  Then heat up a tablespoon of oil on a pan, add the chopped onions, stir fry a bit and add the spiced minced meat. Stir fry until the meat browns and cooks through(that is,until the meat is done).
  Add the chopped carrots;You can add extra seasoning or salt if you want to.
  Stir- fry for 1 minute, put off the heat and leave to cool.

Stuffed Potato Balls, Stuffed yam Balls
4.  Using a spoon, Scoop up the mashed potatoes(yams); mold to form a ball, flatten it and scoop in the cooled meat filling. Seal and roll into a ball.
   An easier method, is to form a ball, make a hole in the center, scoop in the filling and seal.
   Repeat this process for the remaining mashed potatoes(yams).
Tip: Don't overfill the balls, to prevent bursting while frying.

Stuffed Potato Balls, Stuffed yam Balls
 5.  Now place the flour, whisked eggs and breadcrumbs in three (3) separate plates and gently coat each of the molded balls , first with the flour, followed by the whisked egg and finally, the breadcrumbs.
Tip: it's a rule to keep the balls in the fridge for 30mins-1hour, so that they don't fall apart while frying,but I fried mine immediately and it came out fine :) .
Stuffed Potato Balls, Stuffed yam Balls

6. Heat up the oil in a deep pot until hot, then fry the balls until golden brown.Tip: the oil should be deep enough to cover the balls.  
Serve and Enjoy!
Stuffed Potato Balls, Stuffed yam Balls

Stuffed Potato(yam) Ball(s) can be eaten with pepper sauce, ketchup or Mayo-ketch(which is a mixture of ketchup & Mayonnaise).
 

Stuffed Potato Balls, Stuffed yam Balls

35 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:05:00 PM

    waoo..i will definitely try this salivating dish this weekend..thx ma

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anonymous4:42:00 PM

    Welldone 2 d wonderful job ur doing.pls I'll like to get d recipe for coconut rice pls.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks dear, coconut rice recipe is in ''Rice recipe'' above the page :)

      Delete
  3. Wow I'm trying this now! ThanKs and God bless you for all your efforts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi dear, where have you being, good to see you back dear :)

      Delete
  4. Oluyinka Fasanya2:55:00 AM

    thanks ma. ps how many pieces of balls does this measurement give ma?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. About 8 to 12 medium balls :)

      Delete
  5. Oluyinka Fasanya7:24:00 PM

    ps ma how many balls does this recipe give?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. About 8 to 12 medium balls :)

      Delete
  6. abolore aina10:46:00 AM

    Thanks Nky for another nice recipe. I made it over the weekend and served with ketchup, it was yummilicious and quite filling eh.. I ate 2 with a glass of milk and that was it for me,the rest went into the fridge for work today.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the feedback dear and thanks for sending in your food photo :)

      Delete
  7. Anonymous11:53:00 AM

    Hmmmmn, Madam Nky, you are so cooooooooooooooooooooooooool! Nice one. Keep it up!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous12:25:00 AM

    May God bless u for this wonderful recipe. Pls where can i get bread crumbs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, bread crumbs can be made at home. Simply spread out some bread slices in the oven and leave to dry without burning, then grind into crumbs in a blender.

      Delete
  9. Anonymous6:29:00 AM

    Which flour is used hete?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous6:38:00 AM

    Which flour is used here?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Normal plain flour , also known as all purpose flour.

      Delete
  11. Anonymous8:10:00 PM

    God will really bless you for this good work yu are doing. I tried the samosa recipe for my friends. Gosh! We all loved it. Now my request. Pls I need chocolate cake recipe. Thanks and God bless. Dan

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous10:14:00 PM

    God will really bless you for this good work yu are doing. I tried the samosa recipe for my friends. Gosh! We all loved it. Now my request. Pls I need chocolate cake recipe. Thanks and God bless. Dan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Dan, I'm glad you're enjoying the recipes, I will have a chocolate cake recipe up very soon :)

      Delete
  13. Now, this is what I call creativity. I like the way you create your recipes, thoroughly explain the cooking process (as I don't even need to watch the video), the picture aids are fabulous! Then, I am so pleased with how you give substitute for some ingredients that can be. And finally, finally, for now....your home-made stuffs, it give you confidence to know what goes into your food. Please keep it up. God bless and inspire you more sis.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Esther, well appreciated. It is really good to have you here and I will be expecting your feedback and pics on any recipe you try out :)

      Delete
    2. iocakesnchops1:26:00 PM

      Very insightful

      Delete
  14. I made this recipe yesterday and it turned out very lovely and gorgeous. My husband really enjoyed it too. God bless you for this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome dearie. I'm glad to have you here and I'll love to see some pics next time. Keep me updated :)

      Delete
  15. iocakesnchops1:25:00 PM

    Very insightful

    ReplyDelete
  16. Anonymous6:48:00 PM

    Looks sooo yum!!! I wannnnt! Can they be baked instead of fried?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks dearie, I haven't tried baking it, but it should work :)

      Delete
  17. May God continue to keep you alive, even in good health. You're a blessing.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Anonymous3:37:00 PM

    God bless you for this wonderful and creative recipe. Am use to the usually yam balls. but with this new innovation, I will definitely give it a try.
    God bless you.

    ReplyDelete

Hello lovely reader,
I appreciate your comments & feedback.Please kindly use a pen-name or nickname when commenting or asking questions regarding any of our recipes.
All ‘ANONYMOUS’ comments will now be ignored to help cut down spamming.. thanks for understanding.
With love...
Nky :)

Sponsored links