Begedil (Fried Potato Patties) with Smoked Chicken

written by Sarah Michael Griffin January 16, 2018
Begedil is made out of mashed fried wedges of potatoes with any chopped ingredients that you prefer, then coating them with beaten egg and re-frying them back so that they form a nice golden brown layer. I love potatoes to begin with, and Begedil is a sure winner for me, ever since a kid. I sometime make them, but usually get my fix at Restoran Nasi Padang Laguna  . They serve it just the way I like it- packed with flavours from the potatoes and fried onions, parsleys, and black pepper. In some version they even add minced meat either chicken or beef.
Today, I’m going to share with you my Begedil with my very own twist. Added chopped Smoked Chicken for that extra smokey-salty flavour. If you are game for it, why not try any meat  bacons or streakys. I bet they give the extra kick in the already too-good-to-be-true Begedil.

How To Make Begedil (Fried Potato Patties) with Smoked Chicken

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Serves: 4-5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 7 Potatoes (800g) - peeled, and cut into thin wedges, or even smaller.
  • 8 Rose Onion- peeled and sliced into rings
  • 2 stalks of Spring Onions - thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks of Parsley - finely chopped
  • 1 (145g-160g) Smoked Chicken Breast-diced finely
  • 1 tsp of Black Peppercorn -ground
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 1 Egg (double A sized, used two if you are using C)- slightly beaten.
  • Approximately 2 cups of Oil for deep frying. ( If you can use Air-Fryer that would be great)


    1. Heat up oil in a wok on high (I use Electric Stove, so that would be about 240°C. )
    2. Lower the heat slightly, then add in the ringed onions. (Be extra mindful when frying them, cause they have high chances of turning black fast within seconds. ) Keep stirring with your spatula, just when it turns light yellow, you can remove it from heat to a bowl covered with paper towel to absorb the oil. Set aside.

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    3. With the same oil, fry all the potatoes till it turns golden brown in color. Set aside on a bowl of paper towel to cool.

      Precious, ready to be turned to brown.

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    4. Mix every remaining ingredients except egg and the seasonings in a big mixing bowl.
    5. Add in the fried onions and potatoes.
    6. Mash up the potatoes in the bowl till its smooth and mushy.
    7. Add in the seasonings ( salt and pepper) and mix well. Knead if you must to ensure all the ingredients are well combined and evenly spread.
    8. Shape the mixture into a ball about 2.5 -3 inches diameter. Tap it so that it’s flat on both sides, and make sure its edges doesn’t break.
    9. Coat it with the beaten egg and fry them quickly, back in the hot oil for few seconds until its surface is golden.

      Coating the Begedil in Beaten Egg

      Ready to be plunked in hot oil.

    10. Remove from heat onto a paper toweled plate.

Opening Ceremony: You can see the smoked chicken bits and chopped parsley’s in it. Wish you guys were here to smell how fragrant it is, and take a bite or two- taste it!


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