Yesterday was the 3rd day of fasting and our menu for iftar (breaking fast)? It’s Bol Kentang which means potato ball. We pour tomato soup over the potato ball and garnish it with slices of cucumber. I cut down on a few ingredients today. For full dressing, actually the potato ball would be garnish with slices of salad, cucumber and green peas.
This dish is one of my favourite…. hmmm yumms!!
Ingredients for potato ball
2 kg of potato – cut and fried and mashed
Filling for the potato:
100 g of minced meat
1 small garlic
1 slice of ginger
Blend the garlic and ginger together. Over a frying pan, fry the minced meat without using any oil, together with the blended ingredients. Season with a bit of salt and white pepper. Once the meat has cooked and there’s no longer any liquid in the pan, off the fire and leave it aside.
Take a handful of the mashed potato, clump them firmly and then make a whole in the middle to add 1/2 tbsp of the minced meat. Fold the potato over the meat firmly and nicely in a ball shape.
Once all the potato balls are done, dip them in beaten eggs and fry till golden brown.
Ingredients for the soup:
200 g thinly sliced beef
6 big onions
1 inch of ginger
1/2 tsp of white pepper corn
1/2 tsp of black pepper
(Blend all together)
1 big onion – sliced thinly
3-4 tbsp of tomato puree
1 fresh tomato – diced
1/4 cup of Chinese celery – chop
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 pcs of anise star
2-3 tbsp of sweet soy sauce (kicap manis)
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2-3 liters of water
Salt and sugar to taste
Method for the soup
Heat oil in a big pot. saute the sliced onions together with the cinnamon stick and star anise. Once the onions has browned, add the blended ingredients and sliced beef. Fry for about 10 mins, stir occasionally.
Then add water to the pot. Add tomato puree, diced tomatoes and Chinese celery. Let the soup simmer till meat becomes tender.
After that, add the sweet soy sauce, salt and sugar to taste. Off the fire.
Place a potato ball in a bowl, Pour the soup over it and garnish with sliced cucumber, salads, green peas and fried shallots.