Indonesia Begedil Hack: Making Begedil using French Fries

30 mins


3-4 pax

Potato lovers, unite! This time, we’re bringing one of our favourite Malay foods to you — Begedil.


Begedil is traditionally made by mashing boiled potatoes, mixing in savoury minced beef, then frying balls of it to golden perfection. Instead of potatoes, we used frozen french fries which was a quick and tasty hack!


Protip from our Muslim friends: Pair some begedil with rice and other sides for a hearty Iftar meal!

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500 g Frozen French Fries
1 handful Coriander
50 g Fried Shallots
150 g Minced beef
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp White pepper powder
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt (to taste)
1 tbsp Cooking oil
2 eggs
Oil for deep frying



Set the fries out to defrost and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

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Add minced beef, chopped coriander, fried shallots, coriander powder, cumin powder, white pepper, sugar, salt and cooking oil.

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Using a masher, mash ingredients and mix them well together.

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Mold them into flattened spheres and set aside on a tray. Freeze for 30 minutes.

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Prepare oil for frying.

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Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and beat. Coat potato spheres with egg and drop them into the deep fryer.

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Deep fry until golden brown and crispy. Set aside.

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Serve with Mee Soto.

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