Potato mochi? That’s right! While mochi are commonly thought of as sweet, the word mochi actually refers to a dumpling in general, so mochi can be sweet or savory. These potato mochi are a savory, filling snack that will have you rethinking what a mochi can be!
Jagaimo mochi is considered an oyatsu, an afternoon snack, so it’s a common snack for kids to eat and carries good childhood memories for many. But, that doesn’t mean adults can’t eat them too! They’re great for snacking on, and very filling too! The best part about these little potato dumplings is, since they’re not deep fried, they’re healthier than french fries, but just as crave-able!
In this recipe I use a basic soy mirin mixture to coat the mochi, but you can vary the sauce depending on your taste. Leaving them plain keeps them crispier, and using a teriyaki sauce or other deep flavored soy sauce gives them a whole new taste! If I’m feeling indulgent, I’ll even dip them in a flavorful mayonnaise sauce.
So, next time you’re having a potato craving, skip the french fries and potato chips and give these mochi a try!
Recipe – Jagaimo Mochi:
– Once the bottom side has browned as well, remove the lid and turn the heat down to low. (If it’s too hot the soy sauce will burn!) Let the pan cool off for a minute, then using a pastry brush, generously brush each side of the patties with the soy sauce mixture.
– Cut the sheet of nori into small strips to use as a wrap for the potatos, or just eat them plain!