Saturday, January 23, 2010

Begedil (Deep Fried Potato Cutlet)

Begedil is a Malay name for potato cutlet or potato patties .It's a popular side snack sold everywhere at Malay hawker stall or food court in Malaysia and Singapore. I recalled I used to eat this snack many year ago at nasi campur (mix rice) stall at food court. Since I have 3 bags of 5 lbs Idaho potato at home,I might as well try to make begedil with it.I didn't realised I have 3 bags of 5 pound potato sitting at the corner of my kitchen. Each time when shopping at food market I'm sure grab a bag of potato without checking if I still have potato at home. I'm not the kind of person who will list down my shopping list before I went food shopping.I guess you can said I'm not use to it or don't have habit to carry list when shopping.I'm the person who buy what I see on the spot. Well,I better hurry up and use up as much as I can before it's grow sprouts. To my surprised hubby love this fried potato patties.It's never cross my mind that hubby will eat food with turmeric powder ..


2 lbs potato,peeled ,cut and boiled
30 gm dried shrimps,washed and pounded
1 onion,peeled and chopped fine
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup shredded carrot,chopped small
1 tsp ground white pepper powder
1 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 eggs ,beaten for coating
enough oil for frying


1:Peel ,cut and boil potato in a medium pot at high heat until cook.Dish and drain potato in a large bowl and mashed thoroughly with potato masher.Soaked dried shrimps in warm water,drain and pound dried shrimps until fine.
2:Add in green peas,chopped onion,salt,ground pepper,turmeric powder and chopped carrot into mashed potato bowl.Mix well together.Scoop potato mixture onto palm ,about 60-80 gm each,shape into ball and press down lightly to make patties shape.Set aside.
3:Heat fryer or skillet with oil at high heat.Beat eggs lightly with fork in a small bowl.Dip potato patties into eggs mixture thoroughly,slowly place coated patties into heat fryer.
4:Deep fry patties until golden brown.Dish out and placed onto paper towel to drain excess oil.Serve warm as side dish or snack.


Reanaclaire said...

hi..greetings from ipoh... i never cook this before...but i think my kids will like it cos they love potatoes...

Angie's Recipes said...

Your potato cutlets look so crunchy on outside and soft in the middle. Just perfect!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

never cook this before, must try one day, look so yummy!

Pei-Lin said...

Oh, y'know what!! I made some begedel ikan of Indonesian origin! Just haven't gotten around to blog about it though ... And I never knew "begedel" is spelled "begedil." LOL!


ann low said...

I had this before. Very yummy and healthy.

ICook4Fun said...

I like making this on my lazy days and we eat it like a meal with so sirachi. Carlos love this but I always add some can tuna to it. I don't think he want it with udang kering. I too remember eating this from the nasi campur stall or mee soto but I think they sometime add chicken liver to it, right?

noobcook said...

Never knew the Malay name for it but I love to eat it. Your version looks yummy =)

tigerfish said...

Whenever I visit those Malay rice stalls, this is one item that I will usually order. Miss those days. Can't even get a decent Chinese rice stall in CA, where to get a Malay one?

My Asian Kitchen said...

thank you for dropping by:) hope to see you again :))

Thank you:)

do not need to make this begedil at home,just hop to Malay store,cheap and sedap!! hehehe! wish I can do that here:(

I guess it's doesn't matter either it's begedil or begedel spelling.I think for 50's ppls their Malay usually used "E" instead of "i".hope to see your posting soon!

thank you:P

hmmm,tuna in can is a good idea too!! maybe next time I will use that! thank you for your idea..chicken liver? I never eat the one with liver,coz I hate liver! hahaha!

thank you:)

so you're in Cali now!! hmmm...I thought LA have the best chinese food than NY,no? never mind la,just make your self,it's like making mashed potatoes!

Anonymous said...

Must fry the chopped onions?

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