Potato Balls in Spicy Ponzu Sauce
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"Potato balls in spicy ponzu sauce😋 - super easy to make, these delicious balls are appetizing & perfect with a bowl of rice. These can be baked or air fried👍. I hope everyone is doing well🙏& sending lots of healthy vibes & positive energy from here❤️. Take good care!🙏⁣"
-- @woon.heng
Recipe Intro From woon.heng

If you're looking for a fun, new way to cook potatoes, then look no further! These potato balls are soft on the inside, crispy on the outside and they're covered in a spicy soy based dressing. It's a match made in heaven.

Details

Prep time 45mins
Cook time 45mins

Recipe

For the Potato Balls

  • 1 pound Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 1/ 2 small onion, diced
  • 1/ 4 cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/ 4 cup cashews, toasted and finely chopped
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • white pepper, to taste
  • vegetable oil
  • scallions, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish

For the Spicy Ponzu Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/ 2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Thai chili, chopped
  • 1/ 2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Potato Balls

Method

  • Step 1

    Place potatoes in a pot and add enough cold water to just cover them. Add 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring it to boil and then lower heat to simmer. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain and mash finely.⁣

  • Step 2

    While potatoes are cooking, heat a non-stick pan with 2 teaspoons oil, and sauté onion until soft and translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add in carrots and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Add mashed potatoes to the onion and carrot mixture, then add in toasted cashews, salt and a few shakes of white pepper. Mix well and form into bite-size balls.

  • Step 4

    Bake method: Preheat oven to 475°F, then place potato balls on a lined baking sheet. Brush some oil on the balls & bake until golden brown, turning halfway.⁣

  • Step 5

    Air fryer method (my favorite way): Preheat air fryer to 390°F for 3 minutes. Brush potato balls with oil, then place them slightly apart in the air fryer and 'bake' for 5-7 minutes with a shake in between.

For the Spicy Ponzu Sauce

Method

  • Step 1

    Add all of the sauce ingredients, except the water and cornstarch, into a preheated non-stick pan. In a small bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch. Once the mixture comes to a simmer, whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Let it simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened.

  • Step 2

    Toss potato balls with sauce until they are well coated. Garnish with sesame seeds & scallions before serving. ⁣