- 500 g of potato
- 150 g of Kraft cheese or other equivalent cheese
- 70 g panko
- 70 g of sweet corn
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of powdered nutmeg
- salt and pepper
- oil for frying
Peel the potatoes and steam them for 30 minutes. Cut the cheese into small cubes and reserve them.
Once the potatoes are cooked, mash them with a potato masher or a fork. Beat the eggs and mix in the mashed potatoes. Then add 30 g of breadcrumbs keeping the rest of breadcrumbs for the end.
Mix well. Add nutmeg, salt, pepper, and sweet corn and mix before mixing again. Let it rest for 5 minutes while the mixture cools a little.
Put the remaining breadcrumbs in a baking pan and heat the oil bath. Take some mashed potatoes, put a cheese cube in the middle and make small balls then pass each potato balls in the breadcrumbs. I use panko breadcrumbs because I think it brings more crisp but another breadcrumb can be used .
Once the oil is very hot, fry the Potato Cheese Balls until they are golden brown. Let them drain on paper towels before enjoying them hot or warm.
Where did you buy panko breadcrumbs please?
I don’t live in mauritius but I know that you can find it in intermart (bagatelle, ebene) in the chinese aisle, Sik yuen curepipe, or any chinese shop.