Potato Mochi With Delicious Sauce | Easy To Make In Only 20 Minutes

Potato mochi cakes on a white serving tray with chopsticks next to the tray.

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This easy potato mochi recipe takes basic mashed potatoes and turns them into these delectable mochi balls that are slightly chewy, super flavorful, and fried to golden brown perfection. The best part, you can make this recipe - with just a few simple ingredients - in just 20 minutes! 



Potato mochi dough:

10.5 oz. Russet potatoes, cooked with the skin on

2 tbsp potato starch

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp butter

6 strips of Nori sheets

Oil, for sautéeing


2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp sugar, brown or white, or maple syrup (optional)


  1. Boil the potatoes until fork tender (around 15 minutes).
  2. Peel and slice the cooked potatoes.
  3. Add potatoes, milk, and butter to a mixing bowl. If your potatoes are cold, heat milk and butter together until the butter has melted. 
  4. Mash the potatoes. 
  5. Add potato starch to the bowl and stir everything together until you have potato dough.
  6. Shape the mixture into 6 balls. Wrap a piece of Nori sheet around the potato ball.
  7. Heat some oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. 
  8. Cook the potato mochi until golden brown on all sides.
  9. Remove the potato mochi from the skillet. 
  10. Heat butter, soy sauce, and sweetener, if desired, over medium heat. Place the potato mochi back in the skillet and cook until the sauce thickens.
  11. Serve the potato mochi warm with the remaining sauce.


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