My Nana makes the best potato chops on the planet!
Potato chops are a Goan delicacy, mashed potato stuffed with minced mutton, chicken or beef and then deep fried. You could shallow fry it too, but deep fried tastes way better! 😉
Whenever we visited Nana, she made sure potato chops were always on the menu because they were my favorite.
It’s almost been a year since the last time I had her potato chops and the craving just grew stronger.
So, I gave her a call and took down her recipe.
I have to admit, they didn’t taste exactly like hers, but they were pretty close. 🙈
Here it goes,
- 3 large potatoes
- 1 slice of bread
- Salt to taste
- 2 spoons of rice flour
- 1 lb minced chicken ( I have used chicken, but you could use beef or mutton as well.
- 2 purple onions
- 8 cloves of garlic
- 1 Small piece of ginger
- 2 green chilies
- Handful of coriander
- 1 tbs of black pepper
- 1 spoon of lime juice
- 1 tbs oil
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbs of stew powder ( https://lacocinadecristelle.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/stew-powder/ )
You can season your minced meat filling anyway way you like it. Just make sure it on the dry side.
- 1 egg
Boil the potatoes. Peel and set aside.
Mash them up.
Mash the slice of bread, rice flour and add the salt.
Make sure it isn’t lumpy.
In a thick bottom pan,
Brown the minced chicken in a table spoon of oil. Once it’s cooked and separated, set aside.
In the same saucepan, pour some more oil and fry the ginger and garlic. Then add the onions and chilies and allow it to cook.
Then add the stew powder and allow it to fry.
Then add the minced chicken that was set aside.
Add the lime, pepper and salt.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Allow the filling (kheema) to cool.
It’s now time to assemble the potato chop.
Wet your palms with a little water so that the mashed potato doesn’t stick to your hand.
Dust the chops with a little rice flour.
The best part about potato chops, you can freeze them and fry them whenever you like.
When you’re ready to fry them, dip them in egg and then deep fry them!
Take them out when they are light brown on both sides.