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 1½ 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 crumbsTip: 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

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39 Comments

  1. Ekejiuba Precious cj
    July 6, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    lily, no need for me to continue my schooling o cos i got a better teacher… hahahha dont mind me…. jst dat this site gives me almost all i need to know,, more amazingly, d photographic explanations unlik other sites. I lov it.. despit my years n experienses in d field am almost a novice.. more grace.

  2. Horitz Ebieshuwa
    May 16, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Well done ma'am.am yet to try any of this but will definitely do some days.nice jib ma.

  3. Horitz Ebieshuwa
    May 16, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Well done ma'am.am yet to try any of this but will definitely do some days.nice jib ma.

  4. Daby
    March 20, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Hiii, good day. Nice recipe there. I want to try. I have everything except flour now at home. Pls can I proceed or what other alternative to flour can I use pls……… Urgent!!!

  5. Anonymous
    May 19, 2015 / 1:37 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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 22, 2015 / 1:04 pm

      You're welcome dearie 🙂

  6. Efficient Ignatius
    April 22, 2015 / 5:54 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 25, 2015 / 12:59 pm

      thanks hun 🙂

  7. Anonymous
    February 21, 2015 / 5:48 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 23, 2015 / 8:07 pm

      thanks dearie, I haven't tried baking it, but it should work 🙂

  8. iocakesnchops
    February 14, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    Very insightful

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 23, 2015 / 7:39 pm

      thanks 🙂

  9. Esther
    February 6, 2015 / 2:05 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 9, 2015 / 10:04 am

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

  10. Esther
    February 4, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 5, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      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 🙂

    • iocakesnchops
      February 14, 2015 / 12:26 pm

      Very insightful

  11. Anonymous
    September 17, 2014 / 8:14 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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 19, 2014 / 9:03 am

      Thanks Dan, I'm glad you're enjoying the recipes, I will have a chocolate cake recipe up very soon 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    September 17, 2014 / 6:10 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

  13. Anonymous
    July 13, 2014 / 4:38 am

    Which flour is used here?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 16, 2014 / 2:08 pm

      Normal plain flour , also known as all purpose flour.

  14. Anonymous
    July 13, 2014 / 4:29 am

    Which flour is used hete?

  15. Anonymous
    June 17, 2014 / 10:25 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 18, 2014 / 1:50 pm

      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.

  16. Anonymous
    March 28, 2014 / 10:53 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2014 / 11:49 pm

      Thanks dear 🙂

  17. abolore aina
    March 17, 2014 / 9:46 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.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2014 / 11:48 pm

      Thanks for the feedback dear and thanks for sending in your food photo 🙂

  18. Oluyinka Fasanya
    March 16, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    ps ma how many balls does this recipe give?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 17, 2014 / 9:46 am

      About 8 to 12 medium balls 🙂

  19. Oluyinka Fasanya
    March 16, 2014 / 1:55 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 17, 2014 / 9:46 am

      About 8 to 12 medium balls 🙂

  20. Catherine Nkeiruka
    March 12, 2014 / 11:48 am

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 13, 2014 / 5:28 pm

      Hi dear, where have you being, good to see you back dear 🙂

  21. Anonymous
    March 11, 2014 / 3:42 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

      Thanks dear, coconut rice recipe is in ''Rice recipe'' above the page 🙂

  22. Anonymous
    March 11, 2014 / 1:05 pm

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

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 13, 2014 / 5:27 pm

      You're welcome dear 🙂

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