Confession. I made some more Loaded Potato Skins. I know, I know. I am out of control. When I like something, I want to eat it again.
The only way to break the craving is to eat until that food comes out of my ears. And then, boom! I don't want to eat it anymore (at least not for the next few months).
As a result of making those darn delicious potato skins I got me a pile of baked potato flesh. These can be used for making mashed potatoes or put it into meatloaf or better still, I found an excuse to make bergedil.
Another essential ingredient for bergedil is fried shallots and if there is anyone who loathes making fried shallots, that would be me although I adore those crispy tasty caramelized onions. It requires patience because the sliced shallots seem to take forever to brown.
The other ingredients are minced beef, an egg, minced Chinese celery leaves, salt and lots of pepper. Then simply form the mixture into patties, dip each patty into beaten egg and deep fry. Ooops...deep fry...another dreaded activity. But there is no other way to make bergedil. Baking will not do, so don't even think about it.
I love these meat patties dipped in sweet chili sauce. They are a great accompaniment eaten with rice, noodles or eaten on their own as a snack. Not exactly something healthy due to the deep frying and all. But hey, eat in moderation, OK?
Bergedil (Meat and Potato Patties)
Recipe source : Phong Hong
- 400g minced beef
- mashed baked potato (from 3 Russet potatoes)
- fried shallots, made from 8 thinly sliced shallots
- a handful of Chinese celery leaves, finely minced
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1 tsp freshly cracked pepper or to taste
- 1 egg
- 1 egg, beaten
1. Mix minced beef, mashed potatoes, fried shallots, minced celery leaves, salt, pepper and one egg. Using you hand, mix everything together until it comes together.
2. Heat oil in pan for deep frying.
3. Form the mixture into patties and dip each one into beaten egg and then carefully drop it into the hot oil.
4. Fry until patties are golden brown.
5. Drain on paper towels.