Monday, October 15, 2007

"PERKEDEL" Potato Cake

If we were asked, "what is our staple food?" Rice will be our answer. I hardly have any substitute for rice. For me, having a meal means having rice with all the side dishes and for many Indonesians, having no rice during dinner means they haven't eaten their dinner.

What about potatoes? Well, we eat potatoes but not as a main dish. Indonesians usually cook potatoes in a certain way before they eat it. One of the way is to make them into 'Perkedel". A Perkedel is mainly mashed potato mixed with ground meat, shaped like a ball and fried until it is golden brown. We usually eat it with, guess what, rice and other side dishes.

Here is the recipe for making Perkedel,

Ingredients :

500 gram of potatoes, cut into fries size and fried
50 gram of ground meat (you can use either ground beef or corn beef)
1 green onion, finely chopped
2 tbsps of fried shallots
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp of powder nutmeg
You also need 1 egg beaten to coat the perkedel.

Instruction :

1. Mash the fried potatoes with fork.
2. Add in the ground meat, chopped green onion and fried shallots, mix well.
3. Add in salt, pepper, powder nutmeg, stir again.
4. Shape into a flatten ball (see the picture), coat with the beaten egg and fry in hot oil until golden brown.


wita said...

Yup.. kalau lihat perkedel pasti drooling, makanan favoritku, apalagi kalau ada soto....!
Dwi..mau ampyang? aku juga lagi kangen kampung jadi bikin deh. Gampang banget kok.

My World said...

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i will be adding you in my link shortly.

thanks again!


Retno Prihadana said...

You´re right Dwi. Before I eat rice, I still feel hungry ^_^. Padahal perkedel juga karbohidrat ya..tapi jadi lauk he..he.

Resto Mariena said...

Mauuuuuuuuu....ini kesukaan ku banget buatnya emang agak repot ya Dwi....ngecessssssssss

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hi Dwiana, that is a lovely photo of your perkedel. Chicken Perkedel is our family's favourite indo snack, my daughter Chloe is CRAZY over potatoes!

Andaliman said...

kikikiki my staple food is tempe and fish :D

M&Ms... said...

yum (minus the beef for me)..any picture with chillies in it gets me! :)

rita bellnad said...

aku gak seberapa suka perkedel, tapi love your picture... hugs

Dwiana P said...

Wita: wuah beneran ngences nih, ntar jadi balapan ngences ama anak ku donk hehehe

my word: thanks dear

Retno: Mostly all Indonesian food carb nya itu loh... tapi herannya org di Indo gw gendut. tapi kok disini aku cuma makan dikit aja jadi gemuk.

Carol: thanks dear. I have been trying to make perkedel. Tell the truth this is an easy to cook but I always fail to keep them in a good shape. just this time I am lucky!!

Andaliman: pokokke yg makanan Indo gw pasti suka deh pep.

m&ms: I do love chilies, can not eat my food without this one:)

Rita: dinikmati aja deh yah non fotonya:)

tigerfish said...

Made begedil before. I know this is yummy food!

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