Indonesian Potato and Beef Perkedel

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Indonesian beef and potato fritters. These could probably be made with leftover mashed potatoes as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the mashed potatoes, 1 teaspoon of the salt, half the pepper, the coriander, nutmeg, parsley and egg.
  2. Preheat a wok until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil, the shallots and garlic; saute until soft.
  3. Add beef and stir to break up clumps; brown until meat is no longer red, about 2 minutes. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Cool.
  4. Combine the meat with the potato mixture.
  5. Form into 16 balls and flatten them into cakes about 2 inches round by 1 inch thick.
  6. Refrigerate, if not fried immediately.
  7. Pour 2 inches of oil into a preheated wok. Heat to 365°F Add 4 or 5 cakes, or as many as will fit into the pan without crowding or reducing the temperature of the oil.
  8. Deep fry, turning occasionally until golden brown, about 3 minutes. (If preferred, the cakes may be pan-fried in a flat skillet.) Remove to paper towels to drain. Serve hot or at room temperature.