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Perkedel Kentang (Fried Potato Patties)

Posting Date: 11/05/15

Perkedel Kentang (Fried Potato Patties)

Perkedel kentang (fried potato patties) is made of mashed potatoes. The potatoes are not boiled but they are fried so that they are not too mushy. These patties are like croquettes, except they are coated with beaten egg, instead of bread crumbs, the potatoes are fried, and they normally have no meat filling inside the patties although some people sometimes put meat filling in perkedel. They are considered as side dishes and served along side nasi kuning (yellow rice), soto ayam (chicken soup with coconut milk), etc.

Some of my friends like to eat the patties with ketchup, so you can serve them with ketchup on the side. I found out the patties were also good to dip in cocktail sauce. So, you can also serve it with cocktail sauce.


  • 4 medium size potatoes, peeled and diced
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 shallots, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten in a bowl


  1. Fry the potatoes in vegetable oil until they are golden and cooked. Drain them on a plate lined with paper towel.
  2. Fry the sliced shallot in vegetable oil until it is golden. Drain it on a plate lined with paper towel.
  3. Put the cooked potatoes, shallot, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Process them until the potatoes are completely mashed and the spices are mixed well with the potatoes. Taste them and add more salt or pepper if needed. Take the ingredients out from the food processor and put them in a bowl.
  4. Mix the parsley well with the mashed potatoes in the bowl.
  5. Heat vegetable oil on medium high heat.
  6. Take about 1.5 tablespoon of the patty ingredients and shape it into flat and round patty. Coat it with beaten egg. Let the excess beaten egg to drop back to the beaten egg bowl before placing the patty in the hot vegetable oil. Fry the patty on 1 side until it is golden. Flip the patty to the other side to fry it until it is golden. Drain it on a plate lined with paper towel.
  7. Repeat above step until all patties are fried. You can fry more than 1 patty at 1 time as long as you don't crowd the pan.
  8. Serve them warm with warm rice and other main dishes or soto ayam (chicken soup with coconut milk). You can also serve them as an appetizer with ketchup or cocktail sauce on the side.

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