Papas Rellenas-Stuffed- Potato Balls


1 lb ground turkey
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup minced portabella mushroom caps
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup minced onion
1 and 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
4-6 Kaiser rolls
These savory potato balls are served all over Puerto Rico and Latin America as a street food must have treat. They are easy to make and absolutely delicious.


  • In a large bowl, mix together the mash potatoes, eggs and 2 tsp of cornstarch. Mix well then set aside.
  • In a saute pan  heat the olive oil and add the ground chicken or beef and cook until brown. Break up meat into small pieces.
  • Add the sofrito, tomato sauce, oregano and Sazon to the cooked meat and mix well.
  • Using wet hands, spread a spoonful of the potato mixture in the palm of your hand.
  • Make a small indentation in the potato mixture and add some of the meat mixture.
  • Cover the filling with more dough, and shape into a ball.
  • Dust the balls with the remaining cornstarch.
  • Construct the remaining potato balls in the same manner.
  • Deep fry the potato balls in hot 350 degree canola oil until golden brown. About 2 minutes.
  • Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.




20 min


5 min


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