papas rellenas


Papas Rellenas! These delicious mashed potato balls are stuffed with seasoned ground beef, then breaded and fried for a most satisfying savory mouthful! A classic Cuban appetizer.

step 1

Place diced potatoes in the pot and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain & return potatoes to pot.

step 2

Add salt, pepper & milk to potatoes. Mash until smooth and lump-free. Set aside to cool, about 20 minutes.

step 3

Once cooled, use a spring-loaded ice cream scoop to scoop a ball of potatoes. With your fingers, make an indentation in the center.

step 4

Fill the well with about a tablespoon of prepared picadillo. Mold the edges of the well enclose mixture & shape into a ball.

step 5

Dunk each potato ball into beaten egg, allowing any excess to drip off. Place into breadcrumbs and toss to coat completely.

step 6

Heat oil in a deep skillet or pot to 375°F. Fry 1-2 at a time, turning on all sides until the exterior is golden brown & crisp

step 7

Scoop them out onto a paper towel lined baking pan or cooling rack and allow to cool slightly before enjoying.