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Potato Cheese Mochi

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

Potato Mochi

  • 4 oz Idahoan® Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes (105 g)
  • 1 ¼ cups potato starch (150 g)
  • 4 oz low-moisture mozzarella cheese (105 g), cut into 1-inch (2.54-cm) cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Yaki Glaze

  • ½ cup soy sauce (120 mL)
  • ½ cup mirin (120 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 sheet sushi nori, cut into 1-inch (2.54-cm) strips

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 481
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 74g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Protein 15g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Make the potato mochi: Prepare the mashed potatoes according to the package instructions. Let cool at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the mashed potatoes and potato starch, using a rubber spatula to mix until the starch is completely absorbed and no longer visible. Let sit for 15 minutes for the potatoes to absorb the starch.
  3. Use a scoop to portion the potato mixture into 8 2-ounce balls.
  4. Flatten a ball with your palms, then place a cube of cheese in the center. Wrap the dough around the cheese to seal completely, then pinch together the seams and shape into a patty. Repeat with the remaining potato mixture and cheese.
  5. Make the yaki sauce: In a small pan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, sake, and garlic. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until the sauce has thickened and looks glossy, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  6. Add enough canola oil to a large skillet to coat the bottom. Heat over medium heat, then add the potato patties and cook for 3–4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  7. Turn off the heat and pour the yaki sauce into the pan. Let the residual heat thicken the sauce, flipping the potato patties until evenly glazed.
  8. Wrap a strip of nori around each potato mochi, then serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!
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Potato Cheese Mochi