The flavors in this dish are really great. I'd never used sofrito before and it gave the meat filling such a tangy flavor. There was some of the beef filling left over, and everyone wanted me to give it to them! The only problem I had was with the potatoes -- they were a little sticky, so it was hard to wrap them around the filling. However, I put a light dusting of cornstarch on my hands and the meatballs were easier to form that way. I didn't have to dust them with cornstarch before frying as they had plenty from when I formed them. Because they are deep-fried the crust around the potatoes was really crunchy and yummy, and contrasted nicely with the soft, creamy potatoes. This was a real taste treat, and I'm glad I tried it. Thanks for posting!
What a mess! It all started out good until it came to putting it all together. The meat mixture was good and I'm trying to think of a different use for it since I have a lot of sauce left, making the ball was a sticky mess. It would not hold together. I put more cornstarch still a mess. I fried them they fell apart. I ended up with two good balls. don't think I will try it again. I was looking forward to it.
My hubby and I really enjoyed this recipe. They tasted so much better than the ones we usually buy from the grocery store.