Papas Rellenas | How to make Cuban Potato Balls

>>  Saturday, September 10, 2016

This is really such a delayed post. This was the complicated starter that I planned. I had to drop the other one that was planned as well. Papas Rellenas is a peru starter and commonly made in near by areas as well. This Cuban version is actually made with meat. I made it vegetarian by using Soya Granules.

These Cuban potato balls have bell peppers, soya granules stuffed and the balls are deep fried. I was inspired by this post. I leave you to enjoy the pictures. We were so eager to dig in that I forgot to click the cross section of the balls. So shared a hasty pic, pls excuse the hurried one!.

Cuban Potato Balls

Ingredients Needed:

For the Outer Layer

Mashed Potatoes - 2 cups
Red Chili flakes - 1 tsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For the Stuffing 

Onions - 1 medium
Bell Peppers, all 3 colours - 1/2 cup
Soya Granules - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 4 cloves
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch 
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Ol - 2 tsp

For the Coating

All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Bread Crumbs - 1 cup

Oil for deep frying

How to make the Cuban Potato Balls

MW Soya Granules for 3 mins, drain and squeeze off excess water.

MW 2 large potatoes for 5 to 6 mins. Soak in water, peel and mash well. Add milk, salt and red chili flakes. Combine everything well. Let it rest for 10 mins.

Meanwhile make the stuffing.

Heat a nonstick pan with oil, saute the the crushed garlic, then add finely chopped onions, saute for 2 mins, then add finely chopped bell peppers. Saute all together.

Add all the spices, soya granules, combine and adjust seasoning.

Make equal balls of the potato. I used a ladle for measuring.

Flatten in center, place a spoonful of stuffing. Cover on all sides. Continue with all the balls.

Make a batter with all purpose flour, salt with enough water. Drop the balls into this batter, coat well and then roll in bread crumbs. Continue with all balls.

Freeze for 20 mins.

Heat oil for deep frying and fry in all sides.

Serve hot.

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Usha Rao September 12, 2016 at 12:46 AM  

Potato balls crunchy on the out side must have been soft in the inside. These balls so evenly shaped and nice presentation.

Harini-Jaya R September 12, 2016 at 1:18 AM  

Though it was a hurried post, it is well worth it, Valli.

Gayathri Kumar September 12, 2016 at 1:38 PM  

These deep fried potato balls have turned out superb Valli. I think I have made it once.

vaishali sabnani September 12, 2016 at 2:04 PM  

The potato balls look real crunchy, love the clicks ' which are tempting me to grab these from the screen.

Sapana Behl September 13, 2016 at 9:01 PM  

Omg soya granules stuffed potato balls looks too tempting.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan September 14, 2016 at 7:00 AM  

Late a vandalum latesta vandrukeenga.. (hope you u understand tamil).. Awesome share Valli. You made it.

Priya Suresh September 14, 2016 at 9:32 PM  

Omg, this is absolutely delicious and addictive balls, thats an interesting stuffing as well. Too crispy.

Kalyani September 15, 2016 at 5:05 PM  

perfectly shaped yummy snack ! liked the wood based toothpick into them too ! looking for those in the market !

Sandhya Ramakrishnan September 20, 2016 at 1:51 AM  

Absolutely loved the stuffed and fried potatoes. Looks so lovely and love how you presented them as finger food.

Archana Potdar September 21, 2016 at 9:26 PM  

If this is a hurried post then what is an unhurried one?
After your detailed pictures, I don't need the recipe, Valli. It's awesome but love it.

Suma Gandlur September 24, 2016 at 2:16 AM  

The balls are perfectly shaped and sound delicious.

Pavani N October 7, 2016 at 1:02 AM  

OMG, that is such an inviting dish. Crispy on the outside and yummy soy filling -- I'll have to try this out some time.

Sowmya :) October 7, 2016 at 11:28 AM  

Thought you said hurried post....can't make that out in the pics at all. These potato balls look so crunchy and inviting

The Pumpkin Farm October 10, 2016 at 6:23 PM  

they look perfect and restaurant quality....long process though, must be flavorful

Ritu Tangri October 14, 2016 at 2:14 PM  

The perfectly shaped and fried cuban potato balls are so inviting that I'm going to satiate myself by making them only :)

Suja Ram October 15, 2016 at 10:41 PM  

Perfect Potato balls Valli. Can see the crispness through your clicks. Awesome presentation too.

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