Bubble Pillow Potato Recipe

Bubble Pillow Potato Recipe

Bubble Pillow Potato Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4


  • 2 large Potatoes 
  • 2 tbsp Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • tsp Salt
  • tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 cups Oil
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder


  • Wash the potatoes. Make a shallow cut around the waist of each potato. With this step we can easily peel off the potato skin after.
  • Boil the potatoes for at least 30 minutes until the potatoes turn soft.
  • Transfer the potatoes into iced water. Peel off the potato skins easily with your hands! (It’s similar to the egg peeling trick. We soak boiled eggs in iced water so that we can peel off the eggshells much easier.)
  • Mash the potatoes with a garlic press, a fork, or a potato ricer.
  • Mix mashed potato with glutinous rice flour, cornstarch/potato starch, salt & black pepper. Knead the mashed potatoes into a dough.
  • Separate the dough into two portions. Roll each dough into a log and cut into pillow like shape. Use a fork to make a gnocchi-like pattern.
  • Heat up 4 cups of cooking oil in a pot over medium heat for 5 minutes; deep fry the potato pillows for 5 minutes until they turn light golden; take them out of the pot.
  • Heat up the cooking oil over high heat for 3 minutes; deep fry the potato pillows for another 30 more seconds until they turn golden brown; take them out of the pot.
  • Serve with chili pepper power, ketchup, BBQ sauce…


  • The double frying technique is necessary when we want a crispy outside and a creamy inside.
  • Instead of peeling the potatoes after cooked, you can also peel them with a peeler when they are raw, cut them into small chunks, then steam them over high heat for 20 minutes until soft.

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