Everyone loves fried potatoes! Begedil, a Malay style fried potato patty made with mashed potatoes, spices and Chinese celery. It can be served along side mee-soto but trust us, it’s just as good on its own!
Begedil – 炸马铃薯饼
Time: 30 min
500g potatoes sliced
500ml oil for deep frying
50g chopped Chinese celery
50g fried shallots
¼ tsp white pepper powder
¼ tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp salt (adjust to taste)
½ tsp sugar (adjust to taste)
Peel potatoes skin, and cut slices
Deep fry in hot oil till potatoes soften just enough to push through with a chopstick
Drain potatoes and transfer to pot to be mashed
Add the following 50g chopped Chinese celery, 50g fried shallots, ¼ tsp white pepper powder, ¼ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp salt (adjust to taste), and ½ tsp sugar (adjust to taste)
Mash and mix evenly
Divide mash into six portions, roll them into balls and press them down slightly
Beat an egg, then coat begedil in egg wash and drop it in the oil.
Deep fry till golden brown, and when they float to the top they are ready
Remove and drain with paper towel
Serve with sambal chili.