Tomato balls with mashed potatoes
Tomato balls with mashed potatoes


3 large ripe tomatoes (unpeeled) 1 cup of mashed potatoes powder 2 large finely chopped onions 2 finely chopped spring onions 1 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley or mint 1 tsp baking powder 2-3 tblsp all-purpose flour 1 ½ cup Horio Classic olive oil for frying Salt, pepper


  1. Cut tomatoes in half and remove seeds.
  2. Blend tomatoes until finely chopped, but not totally mashed.
  3. Leave tomatoes in a strainer to drain for 1 hour.
  4. Put drained tomatoes in a bowl and add onions, parsley, baking powder, mashed potatoes powder, flour, salt and pepper. Mixture is supposed to be thick, so, if necessary, add some extra flour.
  5. Put Horio Classic olive oil in a non-stick pan and let it warm up.
  6. Create balls with the mixture and carefully put every ball into hot oil. Fry over high heat until evenly brown.
  7. After frying, remove from pan and lay them over a kitchen paper to drain. Serve hot.