Monday, 13 May 2019

An Experiment : Luncheon Meat and Potato Patties


I opened up a can of luncheon meat about two weeks ago and I had some leftovers in the fridge. I have had leftover luncheon meat go moldy on me and I was determined not to let that happen again.

When I was in school, I remembered a friend mentioned that her mum made fried patties using mashed luncheon meat. That story stayed in my head for a very long time.


Since I had some potatoes in the fridge, I peeled and steamed them until tender. Then I mashed the potatoes and luncheon meat together.

I added some onion powder, chopped chives and lots of pepper. There is no need to add salt as luncheon meat is already quite salty.

The mashed ingredients were formed into balls, dipped into beaten egg and shallow fried till browned.


These luncheon meat patties were very tasty. But I made a mistake. I steamed the potatoes a bit too long and they became too soft. So I ended up with soft fragile patties.

I have another can of luncheon meat in the pantry and I might have another go at these delicious patties.

24 comments:

  1. At first look, if you didn't tell me those are luncheon meat patties, I'd think they're begedil...which I love too but don't know how to make (those that I buy from Malay stalls, the egg is all frizzy and crispy as they deep-fry them, something I'm not willing to do at home!). These are a lot easier...ooo, I'm so going to make these. ^.^

    By the way, how do you get the sides so golden brown if you shallow fry? Unless your definition of shallow frying is different from mine...haha! :D When I shallow fry, only the top and bottom gets browned as the oil would probably reach a quarter way up the patties only. The only way to get the sides browned is to stand them up and keep rotating them in the oil but that is not feasible as it would involve too much time rotating each patty. So, I'm assuming you use a lot more oil in your shallow frying to not have to stand them up? ^_~

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    1. OK, maybe my shallow isn't so shallow hee..hee... The oil reaches halfway up the patties, so it is neither shallow nor deep. I can't wait to see your version hee..hee...

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  2. Sounds like a delicious snack.I have potatoes, just bought yesterday. Plan to make potato popiah one of these afternoon.

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    1. Potato popiah? That sounds interesting :)

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  3. That looks absolutely perfect. I made some with luncheon meat before...
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/anyhow/
    Can't remember if I made any with corned beef or not, maybe I did.

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    1. Ah, yes! I revisited that post and now I remember :)

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  4. Looks like begedil! Maybe you would like to fry the potatoes instead of steaming them, then mashed it into patties. they do this in making begedil. This helps to reduce sogginess and make the patty easier to shape. anyway, never tried making begedil using luncheon meat. Thanks for idea!

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    1. I am too lazy to deep fry the potatoes hee..hee... In fact I made bergedil using steamed potatoes.

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  5. looks like begedil to me...just that this one with pork!

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  6. wah, those who like luncheon meat will like your patties very much because I guess the luncheon meat taste is still strong in your patties.

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    1. Yes, the taste was still strong and so tasty!

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  7. I will enjoy this as i like luncheon meat, good idea to make patties with luncheon meat

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    1. I want to make again because it was so nice :)

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  8. This is one of my favourite side dishes, dear! They’re so tasty! xoxo

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  9. What a good timing! I have 5 assorted tins of luncheon meat sitting on the shelf. I kept buying different brands to try and experiment but never had the time. I will definitely want to fry these patties as it is very easy from your recipe.

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    1. Wah so many tins of luncheon meat! Yes, try this. It's very good and very easy.

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  10. Oh, this is really nice!! I can imagine the tastiness of these patties! The other day I fried patties using minced turkey meat with onions and chillie flakes...

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    1. Your minced turkey patties sound delicious!

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  11. I initially thought your patties was with luncheon meat cubes when I read your title :P

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    1. Oh, hah..hah...it might be a good idea to add some luncheon meat cubes for texture!

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  12. Bergedilllll.... faveret I ni LL. Makan dengan soto ...pergh!!
    I suka makan bergedil tapi kurang suka buat hahhaha....macamana tu? Kadang bila buat, masa nak goreng tu berkecai dalam kualilah LL... terus jadi malas nak buat hahha

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    1. LL pun suka bergedil dan macam Hainom, LL pun tak suka buat especially time nak goreng tu. Kena ada mood gitu...

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