Perkedel Bondon (Potato Fritters)

I first came across perkedel (potato fritters) Bondon in Bandung, Indonesia. They're famous for being cheap and tasty, but the catch is they're only available from midnight until 7am. Just to give you an idea of how famous it is, we arrived at the stall just before midnight, thinking we were being really clever, but we were actually the 20th or so customer there and they told us it was going to be an hour wait until our order was done. 

We ordered and we waited and when I finally tasted it, I understood why they were so famous. It was really crunchy and tasty, they were perfect on their own, but I could also imagine it going really well with rice and meat dishes. 

Well, I don't live anywhere near Bandung and I'm not nocturnal so mum and I decided we would try to recreate it at home. We did a few trials and this recipe is the best one yet. But, first I would like to apologise because I forgot to take photos as we were mixing the ingredients, please forgive my blogging newbie-ness. 

  • 250 g mashed potatoes
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 25 g corn flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stalk spring onion - sliced thinly
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste
  • Chicken powder (or any stock powder you prefer)
  • Deep friend shallot
  1. Mix the mashed potatoes, flour and corn flour in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt, pepper and chicken powder into the potato mix and mix well. 
  3. Taste the mixture and keep adding the seasonings until you think it's just right.
  4. Add the egg into the mixture and mix well.
  5. Add the sliced spring onion and deep fried shallots into the mixture and mix well.
  6. Roll the mixture into small balls and flatten slightly.

 7. Deep fry until golden brown.


How simple is that?
They're great on their own or dipped into your favourite sauce or as a side dish. Also, if you want can them to be crispier, then you can roll them into smaller sizes. 

Hope you enjoy this super simple recipe and if you have any suggestions on how to make it better I would love to hear from you!

It'll leave you wanting more!


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