>> Thursday, June 4, 2009
One of our favorite dishes is the Bastil, mashed potato balls stuffed with chopped meat and seasoned , coated with crumbed bread and fried in oil.
I remember back home when I was a little girl standing next to my mother. She would fry the bastil and I would eat straight from the pan..
Bastil is so good, that I prepare this dish and enjoy it whenever i have a little craving for it.
It's highly recommended.
Bastil - Mashed Potatoes Balls Stuffed With Meat
5 red potato peeled and cut to quartered.
1 1/2 Pound Lean ground beef
1 large chopped onion
1 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 beaten eggs
1 cup dry bread crumbs
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. bring to boil.
Reduce heat , cover and cook for 15 min., or until tender. drain.
In a large mixing bowl, mash potatoes, add salt and beat until fluffy. let cool.
In a large skillet cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat no longer pink, add the salt and pepper. Saute the meat until it’s cooked through drain and set aside.
with wet hands take from the mash potatoes some and put it into the cup of your hand. Spread it out slightly, take about 2 teaspoon of the meat and pat it down into the mashed potato.
create a ball of potatoes covered the meat.
Dip the balls in the eggs mixture and then coat with crumbs.
In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat, fry the Bastil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.