Monday, November 2, 2009

Potato Parcels

most graciously borrowed from hostesswiththemostess, this is what i'm havin' for dinner tonight!  not just this, but it will most certainly be adorning my dinner table.


Potato Parcels

Serves: 24 bite-sized parcels

Prep time: 30
Cook time: 20



2 large potatoes, peeled, boiled, and mashed

12 large spring rolls wrappers, cut in half to make 24 strips

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 tsp garam masala

salt, to taste

light cooking oil, for frying

water, as needed



MIX mashed potatoes with salt and spices, and set aside to cool.

PUT about a teaspoon of the potato filling on a cut-in-half spring-roll wrapper. Fold it up to form a tiny parcel. Seal the edges with water. Set aside on a platter covered with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Repeat for remaining strips.

HEAT oil in a non-stick frying pan and shallow-fry parcels a few at a time so as not to crowd the pan. Remove parcels when they turn crisp and golden on both sides. Drain excess oil by placing parcels on paper towels. Serve warm with ketchup or chutney of choice.