Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure with this delightful potato mochi recipe. Mochi, a popular Japanese treat known for its soft and chewy texture, gets a delicious twist with the addition of mashed potatoes.
These bite-sized delights are perfect for dessert or as a sweet snack any time of the day. With a combination of simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be able to create a batch of these potato mochi treats that will leave your taste buds craving for more.
Potato Mochi Recipe
- 2 cups sweet rice flour
- 2/3 cups mashed potatoes (cooked and cooled)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Optional fillings: red bean paste, sweetened peanut butter, or fruit preserves
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet rice flour and sugar. Mix well.
- Add the mashed potatoes to the dry mixture and gradually add water while kneading the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic.
- Divide the dough into small portions and flatten each piece in the palm of your hand.
- Place a small amount of your desired filling (red bean paste, sweetened peanut butter, or fruit preserves) in the center of each flattened dough portion.
- Carefully seal the dough around the filling, shaping it into a small ball.
- Dust a clean surface with cornstarch and place the mochi balls on it to prevent sticking.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and carefully drop the mochi balls into the boiling water.
- Cook the mochi balls for about 5-7 minutes or until they float to the surface.
- Remove the cooked mochi balls from the water and let them cool slightly before serving.
- This recipe makes approximately 12 potato mochi balls.
Indulge in the irresistible charm of these potato mochi balls and treat yourself to a unique twist on traditional delights. The combination of sweet rice flour and mashed potatoes creates a heavenly texture that is both soft and chewy.
Whether you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine or simply looking for a new and exciting dessert option, these potato mochi balls are sure to satisfy your cravings. Share them with friends and family or savor them all by yourself, and enjoy the delightful flavors of this delicious treat. Get ready to experience the joy of homemade potato mochi!