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  • STUFFED POTATO BALLS by Vernalisa

    <Vernalisa2>
    Posted August 30, 2005 06:36 AM

    STUFFED POTATO BALLS
    Rellenos de Papa rcipe-link -source
    (Makes 12)

    A-2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
    2 quarts (8 cups) water
    1 1/2 tablespoons salt

    B-2 ounces (4 tablespoons) butter
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon cornstarch

    C-1/4 of recipe for Basic Meat Filling

    D-Cornstarch (to coat balls)
    Lar or vegetable oil (for deep frying)

    In a pot, combine ingredients included in A. Cover and boil at moderate heat for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
    Drain and immediately mash or put through a potato ricer.
    Add and mix ingredients included in B.
    Cool to room temperature.
    Divide mixture in 12 parts. Cover palm of hand with the cornstarch and spread over hand one part of the mixture. Spoon the center with part of the filling and bring mixture over to cover filling. Coat lightly with cornstarch and proceed with remaining mixture until 12 balls are ready.
    Deep fry in fat, heated to 375 degrees Farenheit, until golden brown. Remove and drain on absorbent paper

    Note: Potato balls can also be filled with shredded cheese.
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