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Perkedel, Potato Corn Beef Patty Recipe

Bergedil or Perkedel, depending on which country you're from, these potato patties are a popular side dish in Indonesian & Malay Cuisine. I’m a fan of these potato “croquettes” from young, often pairing them with Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) or Soto Ayam (Spicy Chicken Soup with Rice Cakes).
These potato patties are crispy on the outside & soft inside, really delicious. I like adding Corn Beef to my recipe but the meat is optional. You must try these if you haven’t & they’re not difficult to make at home.
You could also mould them into cartoon shapes for fussy kids to make a lunch box for them!

Recipe Featured @ PtitChef as 'Starter of the Day'!

Featured @ FoodWhirl

(Makes 6 Patties)

3 Potatoes
50g Corn Beef
1 Egg
1 bunch of Spring Onion (chopped)
Pinch of Salt & Pepper
2 tbsp Flour
Oil for frying

  1. Remove potato skin. Wash & cut into 4 parts. Microwave or steam still soft.
  2. Use a fork to mash the potato. Add seasonings & mix well.
  3. Separate Egg-yolk form white. Add Corn Beef, Spring Onions & yolk. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Mould into patties according to size preference. Heat oil. Lightly coat patties with flour & dip into egg-white before frying.
  5. Fry till crispy & golden brown & you’ll get your crispy yet soft & mushy Perkedil.
  6. To make cartoon shape, simple mould into the shape you desire in Step 4.

Check out this cute lunch box I'd made for my son: Bento-licious With CasaBento かわいいお弁当!

How about joining me in making these Cute Quail Eggs Faces This X’mas? Click on the highlighted link to reveal what's in the gift box!


  1. Another wonderful creative creation from Shirley! Good job!

  2. Amy, wow! You're the early bird today :) Thks!

  3. Hello Shirley,
    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment!You have a lovely blog out here and a whole plethora of interesting recipes.I will definitely follow you and hope you will follow me back:)Nice knowing you and hope to see you at my place soon!

  4. Sudha, thks so much for your wonderful comments! Will be visiting your blog more often & will be most happy to follow u too!

  5. It is nice that you cook, as in cook alot and try it XD

    I would like to try! I am so lazy to cook or what! :P

  6. KF, get your mom or girlfriend to cook for u :) Or call me mummy & I'll cook for u too. Hahaha!

  7. i love your blog/ i love to cook / i love food photos too.

  8. Loveforfood, indeed! I share your loveforfood too :) Glad we've things in common!

  9. superb i would love to have that oo.

  10. The Potato patties are sooo cute!!! (Just like me....hahaha kidding!) ^_^

  11. Loveforfood, really nice to connect with u :)

    Charmaine, u're so cute! I'm imagining the ribbon on your head. Hahaha!

  12. I am a big fan of bergedel, anyway we enjoy everything with potatoes at home though I must say beef is out for us but sure other types of meat will go well too.

    Btw, thats a very creative outcome done with the same dough.

  13. It looks really good...cute actually! And delicious!

  14. Nava, it's such a versatile dish. U can go with any meat or w/o it too. I'm having fun with it :)

    Small Kuching, thks! I enjoy playing with food. Lol!

    Easyfoodsmith, thks for your kind words & I'm glad u like it too!

  15. Shirley, You can make even the most simple meal look amazing! These little meat and potato pies are so very cute!

  16. How creative to change the perkedel into a cute bear ^-^!! I haven't had perkedel for ages...!! Oh btw, regarding the bento contest, I didn't win it but I got a special award from the judges and a gift voucher too :), I am very thankful for all your kind support...!!

  17. Anu, Happy holidays dear!

    Rebecka, your nice comments motivate me to work even harder on presentation. Hahaha! Thks, dear!

    CookingGallery, so sorry to hear that but u're already a winner in my heart!

  18. OMG....this looks amazing. Shirley when I comment on your blog it is always late in the evening SO....I am ALWAYS hungry once I see this pictures.

  19. Bessie, that's a good sign! So u keep coming back for more. Hahaha!

  20. Teha, thks for your comments & I've posted mine in your blog!

  21. owaz cutey bento from u...
    follow u as well

    keep in touch!^^

  22. Chow, thks for following & looking fwd to sharing our food journey!

  23. These look SO delicious! I love corned beef and potatoes and it's something I tend to buy premade....your recipe looks WAY better! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Ann, thks so much for visiting & your kind words! This is not difficult to make & I hope u'll try it someday :)

  25. waaaaa so cute!! so creative! i really love corn beef, u know. ^^

  26. I have never seen corned beef look so beautiful! Very creative and I love the shapes too :)

  27. Such gorgeous looking delcisious patties and Auhh!! that bento looks absolutely cute:)

  28. Aemy, hope u'll get another idea for your corn beef next time :)

    Alisha, hahaha! It's just my crazy self.

    Malli, great to have u back in action! Happy holidays, dear!

  29. Susan, thks for visiting! Will pop by your blog soon :)


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