Robert Ogle
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 4 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • Dried bread crumbs
  • 1 lb. cuban seasoned ground beef (recipe below)
  • flour (enough to roll in)
  • oil for frying
  1. Boil potatoes until cooked. Drain. Mash with salt. Do not add butter or liquid. Let cool.
  2. Take a handful of mashed potatoes. Split in half and make each half into a bowl shape while pressing inward with fingers.
  3. Stuff the indention's with spiced ground beef.
  4. Bring 2 halves together and smooth to make a round ball about the size of a golf ball. Dip ball in egg and flour lightly cover. Dip egg again then the bread crumbs. Important: Refrigerate for 2 hours before next step.
  5. Use frying pan with oil to cover half ball. Heat oil to 375. Put balls in oil. Cook 2 minutes until brown. Flip and cook the same way. Can use deep fryer for 2 minutes.
Cuban Seasoned Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 4 tsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  1. Saute onions and peppers till limp. Add garlic, beef, salt, cumin, pepper, paste, and vinegar.
  2. Continue till beef is cooked. Drain and cool.
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