I really love getting food in the mail so when The Little Potato Company sent me a few bags of potatoes, I was excited. Using these nuggets to create a dish or two, well the possibilities were endless.
When I saw the little Baby Boomer potatoes, I knew the perfect thing to make! With my mom’s help, we made one of her specialties – fried potato balls with a spicy centre aka bateta wada.
These potato balls were surprisingly easy to make. The potatoes were boiled and peeled and cut in half. Each half was then dipped in chili powder before being pressed back together. The potatoes were then covered in batter before being fried.
These make a delicious appetizer or are perfect for tea time!
Spicy Fried Potato Balls (Bateta Wada)
1 lb little potatoes
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup gram flour
Oil for frying
Boil and peel the potatoes. Put the chili powder and salt in a plate. Cut each potato in half, dip the cut side in chili powder and put them back together.
In a bowl, add the gram flour and add enough water to make a batter. Cover the potatoes with batter and fry until golden.