Delicious and Easy Potatoes Rissole Recipe

As a chef specialized in Brazilian and American cuisine, I am excited to share with you my recipe for delicious and crispy Potatoes Rissole. This French cooking technique of sautéing partially cooked potatoes creates the perfect combination of soft and crispy texture in every bite.

Potatoes Rissole is a popular side dish in both Brazil and America, served with beef or chicken rissoles, onion gravy, ham, mashed potatoes or even tomato sauce. But what makes this recipe unique is the use of rissole potatoes, which are traditionally used in Brazil to make potato rissoles.

Whether you are looking for a new side dish or simply want to try a different take on potato patties, these golden brown potato rissoles won’t disappoint. The recipe is easy to make, requiring only a few ingredients such as russet potatoes, butter, and season salt.

So let’s gather our ingredients and start cooking these delectable Potatoes Rissole!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Potatoes Rissole
Potatoes Rissole

Are you tired of eating the same old mashed potatoes or french fries as a side dish? Do you want to impress your family and friends with a unique and delicious potato recipe? Look no further than my potatoes rissole recipe!

Firstly, potatoes rissole is a classic dish in French and Brazilian cuisine that has been loved for generations. It’s a perfect combination of crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making it an absolute delight to eat.

Secondly, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can serve it as a side dish or even as a main course with different sauces or gravies. It’s an ideal choice for lunch or dinner because it’s easy to make, filling, and wholesome.

Thirdly, this recipe includes both russet potatoes and new potatoes that are boiled in water, adding extra texture and flavors to the dish. Additionally, it is packed with essential nutrients like vitamins C, B6, and potassium that are vital for maintaining good health.

Furthermore, this recipe is simple to follow, requiring only a handful of ingredients such as olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper. You can make it in under 30 minutes by following my step-by-step instructions.

Lastly, this potato rissoles recipe is perfect for people of all cooking levels. It’s equally loved by home cooks and professional chefs alike. So why not add some flavor to your dinner table tonight by trying out my delicious potatoes Rissole recipe? Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Golden and crispy, these potatoes rissoles are a crowd-pleaser.
Golden and crispy, these potatoes rissoles are a crowd-pleaser.

Here are all the ingredients you need to make Potatoes Rissole Recipe:


  • 2 lbs (about 6-7 medium-sized) russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks (you can also use red or new potatoes)

Butter and Olive Oil

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • Olive oil for frying


  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Season salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper


  • 1 beaten egg

Optional Ingredients

  • Mashed potatoes leftover or canned potatoes
  • Sweet potato
  • Ham
  • Onion gravy
  • Tomato sauce

With these ingredients, you will create crispy, savory, and addicting potato rissoles. You can have fun playing around with additional ingredients to make different variations of this classic dish. Grab what you need from the grocery store and let’s get started!

The Recipe How-To

 Who doesn't like potatoes? With rissoles, they are even better.
Who doesn’t like potatoes? With rissoles, they are even better.

Preparing the Potatoes

Start by parboiling the potatoes. This simply means partially cooking them. Place the potatoes in a saucepan, and add enough water to cover them. Season the water generously with kosher salt, about 1 1/2 teaspoons for every quart of water.

Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Test if they are tender or not using a fork. Once the potatoes are tender, drain them thoroughly.

Next, melt one tablespoon of butter with one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add the cooked potatoes and mash them lightly with a fork or masher. Cook them for another 3-4 minutes until they are slightly golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Adding Eggs and Binding

Whisk one whole egg and mix it thoroughly with the mashed potatoes using a spatula until it is fully incorporated.

Add two tablespoons of minced parsley, one teaspoon of seasoned salt, and some freshly ground pepper to taste. Continue mixing until everything is incorporated.

Once it reaches room temperature, form balls half the size of your fist (about 1 1/2 ounces) or flatten it like a thick meat patty. Chill this mixture in the fridge for at least one hour so that it is easier to work with in later steps.

Finally, coat each ball or patty with some breadcrumbs before frying it up. Heat up two tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat until hot but not smoking around (**400°F). Deep fry each ball or patty of potato rissole until golden brown on both sides which should take approximately 3-5 minutes depending on their thickness.

Once all of your potato rissoles are fried, transfer them to paper towels to drain.


Serve your potato rissole hot and crispy, garnished with a sprig of parsley or your favorite sauce such as tomato sauce, onion gravy, or even a bit of ham on top. For a complete meal, pair it up with some chicken or beef rissoles, steamed veggies, and some mashed potatoes.

Substitutions and Variations

 Memories of my grandma's kitchen come flooding back with every bite of this delicious potatoes rissoles.
Memories of my grandma’s kitchen come flooding back with every bite of this delicious potatoes rissoles.

Are you looking for ways to put a twist on this traditional potatoes rissole recipe? Well, here are a few substitutions and variations to try:

1. Change up the type of potatoes: Instead of using Russet potatoes, try using red potatoes or even new potatoes. For a healthier alternative, you can also try sweet potatoes.

2. Try different seasoning: While Seasoned salt and kosher salt are the recommended seasonings for this recipe, feel free to incorporate other spices such as garlic powder, cumin or paprika. This will add an element of complexity to the flavor.

3. Include different meats: There are several meat options to substitute for chicken in this recipe, such as beef or ham.

4. Vegetarian Rissole Potatoes: Omit the chicken from the recipe and add some other ingredients like zucchini, bell peppers, or mushrooms. This will result in rustic potato patties that are both vegetarian and healthy.

5. Sauce Options: You can always serve your potato rissoles with a side of tomato sauce on top or soupy onion gravy alongside some veggies as side dishes.

Remember vegetables and seasonings should not be overpowering but rather contribute positively to the overall taste of the dish whilst ensuring its nutritional value. Whatever substitution or variation you choose, don’t hesitate to experiment!

Serving and Pairing

 These potato rissoles are perfect as an appetizer or as a main dish accompanied by a fresh salad.
These potato rissoles are perfect as an appetizer or as a main dish accompanied by a fresh salad.

When it comes to serving potato rissoles, there are a ton of options on how to enjoy them. You can serve them as an appetizer or a main course for dinner. They are perfect for a brunch spread with some fruit on the side or tucked into a sandwich for lunch. Pair them with a salad dressed in citrus flavors or with something more robust like sautéed greens.

If you’re looking to add some extra flavor, you can create a dipping sauce for your potato rissoles. Think mayonnaise-based dips or something spicy like sriracha honey mustard dipping sauce. You can also try a tangy tomato salsa or some tangy cilantro sauce to complement the potato patties nicely.

For a fuller meal, pair your potato rissoles with other side dishes that complement their richness and earthiness. For instance, beef rissoles pair well with onion gravy, while chicken rissoles go well with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. If you’re looking for something more unique, try pairing your norfolk potato rissoles with sweet potato fries or plantain chips.

Lastly, don’t forget about beverages! Whether you prefer wine or beer, drinks play an important role in bringing out the flavors of the dish. For instance, Jacqueline Kennedy’s potatoes rissole pairs well with white and delicate red wines, while Bertinelli Valerie’s rustic-rissole-fresco-style from Central Italy is ideal with a light beer or even champagne.

Whatever you decide to serve these tasty potato patties with, be prepared for them to steal the show!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 With their savoury and satisfying flavour, these are the perfect comfort food for any occasion.
With their savoury and satisfying flavour, these are the perfect comfort food for any occasion.

Preparing and cooking the perfect potatoes rissole recipe takes time and effort, so it makes sense to consider make-ahead and storing options. Here are some key tips on how you can do this to ensure that you get the best results from your dish.

If you want to make ahead these potato rissoles, then it is best to parboil the potatoes in advance. Once they have cooled, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to three days. When you’re ready to cook them, simply follow the recipe instructions and form the patties.

Storing cooked rissoles is also an option. Once cooked, let them cool down completely before transferring them into an airtight container. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to four days or freeze them for up to three months. When reheating from frozen, simply bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 12-15 minutes or until heated through.

It’s important to note that reheating fried foods can be tricky as they may turn out soggy or lose their crunchiness. However, with proper technique, you can avoid these pitfalls when reheating your potatoes rissole.

To reheat pre-cooked rissoles without losing their texture and flavor, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the patties and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until heated through and golden brown.

A variation to this technique would be to reheat them in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F then place your cold potato rissoles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they are heated all the way through and crispy on the outside.

Regardless of which method you choose, it is essential not to overcrowd the pan when reheating. This will help prevent sogginess and ensure that each potato rissole retains its crispiness and savory flavors.

By following these make-ahead, storing, and reheating techniques, you can enjoy this delicious potato rissole recipe at any time, whether it’s for a quick weeknight dinner or a lazy weekend brunch.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Every time I make these potatoes rissoles, I am transported
Every time I make these potatoes rissoles, I am transported

Now that you have the basic steps down for making potato rissoles, here are some additional tips to ensure perfect results every time:

Firstly, be sure to use russet potatoes or another variety that is starchy and not too waxy. This will help ensure that the potato patties hold together and have a fluffy texture.

Before starting, make sure your potatoes are cooked properly. Overcooking can result in a mushy texture, while undercooking can leave them too firm to mash. The goal is to have them tender but not falling apart.

When mashing the potatoes, try to avoid overworking the mixture as this can lead to dense rissoles. Using a potato ricer or food mill can also help ensure a light and fluffy texture.

For added flavor, consider mixing in some minced garlic or herbs like parsley or thyme into the mashed potatoes before forming into patties.

When frying the rissoles, it’s important to use enough oil in the pan and make sure it’s hot enough before adding the patties. This will help ensure they cook evenly and get crispy on the outside.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, try baking the rissoles instead of frying them. Simply place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of this recipe. You can substitute different types of potatoes, add in other ingredients like cheese or bacon, or even try making chicken or beef rissoles instead.

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to create delicious and perfectly cooked potato rissoles every time.


Before we wrap up this recipe, let me address some frequently asked questions to ensure that you have a smooth cooking experience. These questions cover common concerns on ingredients, steps, and techniques for making your perfect potato rissole. Read on and cooking will be a breeze for you.

What is a rissole in Wales?

One of the popular dishes in Welsh cuisine is the Welsh rissoles, which is a combination of chopped meat and vegetables shaped into small balls or patties. These rissoles are typically cooked by frying or baking and are commonly paired with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and gravy.

How to cook new potatoes Jamie Oliver?

Firstly, I recommend washing your potatoes thoroughly and then boiling them for a short period until they are just about tender. After draining them, pick some fresh rosemary leaves and crush them slightly. Add a small amount of oil to the potatoes and toss them with the rosemary, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper for flavor. Transfer the potatoes onto a baking tray and cook them in the oven for around 25 minutes or until they have turned golden brown.

How to boil potatoes Martha Stewart?

To start, grab a large pot and fill it with water, then add some potatoes. Heat the pot until the water comes to a boil and cook the potatoes until they’re soft enough to pierce with a fork, which should take around 15 to 18 minutes. Once they’re done, remove them from the pot and drain the excess water. Now, take a warm serving bowl and place the cooked potatoes inside. Add a dollop of butter and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. This simple step yields a delicious side dish to complement any meal.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the potatoes rissole recipe is an excellent dish to serve on any occasion. It encompasses the rich and delicious flavors of both American and Brazilian cuisine. With its simple yet flavorful ingredients, it becomes a versatile accompaniment for many dishes.

I encourage you to try making this recipe using fresh potatoes and other recommended variations to see the amazing flavors on your palate. I hope this article has provided helpful tips and steps to make the perfect potatoes rissole.

Remember to follow the recommended serving and pairing suggestions, as they help to bring out the true deliciousness of this dish. Be sure to store leftovers properly, using the best techniques suggested, for maximum freshness.

In summary, making a perfect potatoes rissole has never been easier or more rewarding. It’s a dish that brings people together, transcending cultural divides and uniting food lovers from all corners of the world. Try this recipe today, put on some good music or TV show, and enjoy your meal!

Potatoes Rissole

Potatoes Rissole Recipe

Delicious walnut sized potato balls are golden, impressive on a dinner plate and fun to make.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Calories 336.3 kcal


  • 2 lbs medium russet potatoes (about 6)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Peel potatoes and with a melon baller or French ball cutter, scoop out walnut-sized potato balls; drop into a bowl of cold water; let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Drain, place in saucepan with 1 tsp salt and water to cover; boil briskly for 5 minutes; drain.
  • Place potatoes, butter and olive oil in shallow baking pan and stir to coat potatoes; bake in preheated 350° oven until golden, turning to color evenly, about 20 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 199gCalories: 336.3kcalCarbohydrates: 39.7gProtein: 4.7gFat: 18.5gSaturated Fat: 8.3gCholesterol: 30.5mgSodium: 676.9mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Easy, Inexpensive, Low Protein, Oven, Potato, Roast, Savory, Vegetable
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.