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Potato Mochi

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

Although you may think of short grain rice when the word "mochi" is mentioned, you can also create soft, oozy, delicious mochi snacks using potato. When I say potato, I mean a waxy potato like a Charlotte or a Desiree as these make the best mochi in my experience. As long as you don't mind getting your hands a little bit sticky (when you make your mochi patties) these mochi are really quite simple to make and a great, unusual way to serve up potatoes as a snack.


300g / 10oz  waxy potatoes like Charlotte or Desiree varieties

1 tbsp sugar

1 - 2 tbsp milk

4 tbsp potato flour

1 tbsp vegetable oil

some soy sauce

1/2 - 

1/3 nori sheet


peel and cut the potatoes into chunks

cover the potatoes with water in a saucepan. bring to the boil and cook for 10 - 12 minutes or until softened

drain the water and mash the potatoes well in a saucepan

add the sugar, milk and potato flour.  mix together well

next, wet your fingers and palms to avoid the potato mixture sticking to your hands.  take 1 dessert spoon of potato mixture and place it in your palm. form into a round flat mochi shape

repeat until all the potato mixture is used

heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a frying pan.  carefully put the potato mochi into a frying pan using a slice.  fry on a medium/high heat for 3 minutes or until lightly browned. then,  turn over and fry another 2 minutes

cut the nori sheet into 10 small squares

season the mochi with a good splash of soy sauce and then turn off the heat immediately

remove the mochi from the pan and place a square of nori on each side of each mochi 

eat your mochi while they are hot

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