Introduction: Potato Lollipops

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Hi all,

This instructable is about great snack, in my case dinner material. Of course this is not diet friendly coz it has potatoes and its oil fried, but it nutritious and delicious ;) Its about time you give a diet break a break by stuffing these little pops in your mouth and have a cheat day for diet. They are very easy to prepare and plus thing is its can be listed as party material, Mostly Potato pops are made like just the round balls, but these are lollipops which is cool.

Step 1: Ingredients

Potato Pop Base

1) Potato (medium size) - 3 nos

2) Spring onion - 3 tbsp

3) Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

4) Chat masala - 1/2 tsp

5) Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

6) Dry Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

7) Raw mango powder - 1 tsp

8) Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

9) Salt - 1/2 tsp

10) Bread crumbs - 1/4 Cup

11) Sweet corn - 3 tbsp

For slurry

1) Corn flour - 2 tbsp

2) Maida - 2 tbsp

3) Salt - pinch

4) water - 1 tbsp

For center

Mozzarella cheese or cheese cube - 14 cubes (for this potato quantity)

For exterior coating

Bread crumbs - As required

Step 2: Boil Potato

First and foremost thing, boil the potato well, i boiled this in pressure cooker, Peel of their skin and mash it well with potato masher

Step 3: In Go Everything

After mashing really well, it will be very soft. First add the spices mentioned, then add sweet corn , spring onion and bread crumbs. DO NOT ADD WATER. Mix it well, potato itself will have moisture content and that will be helpful in holding the mixture intact.

Step 4: Cheese It

If you have cheese cubes, straight away you can nudge it in the center, if you have block of cheese cut them in cube not big not small size it approx 1/4 of ball size. Grease you hand either with oil or butter start rolling potato balls, give a press at the center and place the cheese, cover the ball. Carefully poke a bamboo skewer, don't worry the potato mixture will be intact.

Note: Cheese lovers don't try to add more cheese in the center, I'll tell why at the end

Step 5: Line Them Up

Once done, Make the slurry, combine both flour , salt and slowly add water and mix it lump free

Step 6: Dip and Roll

Dip your potato pop in slurry and immediately coat it with bread crumbs

Step 7: Fry It

Heat the oil to medium temperature , after testing. slowly add your potato lollipop and fry them until they turn golden brown

Step 8: Potato Lollipop Dressing

Looks like they are in Camp fire, seated round with fire at center and telling ghost stories.. Creepy thinking right?

Anyhow for parties placing them like this in the center would be very appealing and make everybody wanna try it out

Step 9: Thank You

So you are at the final step, look how cheesy it is at the center.. yummmyyyyy

As i said few tips before starting

1) Instead of adding full sized sweet corn mash them too, they tend to pop out in hot oil (found it hard way.. Ouch)

2) 1/4 cheese at the center the size of potato mixture, because then only there will be a thick potato protective layer around the cheese keep it inside the pop. Trust me cheese and hot oil are cold blooded enemies, they don't get along with each other. If cheese leaks into oil there will be lot of popping sounds as its watery in hot oil. So watch out for that

3) Adding skewer before fry is the correct way to do. Ya its difficult to cook with it. Don't think about poking it after cooking will help you to create lollipop, you'll end up with leaky lollipop. cheese will come out immediately.

Mostly have fun and impress your friends and family

Thank you for your support & time.

Please leave a comment or suggestions. Do vote if you like this recipe

Adios !!!

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