Imitation Crab and Potato Balls

Imitation Crab and Potato Balls

Round and cute potato balls. Great with alcohol, or in your lunchbox. Have a snack.

Ingredients: 30 Balls

3 (about 290 g once skins have been removed)
● Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
Sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon
● Cheese (easy melting)
1 slice
● Imitation crab sticks
Salt and pepper
a small amount
to taste
Butter or margarine
as needed
Parsley, powdered cheese
to taste


1. Peel the potatoes and cut into small pieces. Put them in a heat-proof vessel and cover loosely with plastic wrap.
2. Finely mince the imitation crab. Roughly dice the cheese.
3. Transfer the potatoes into a mixing bowl and mash them. Add in the ● ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Form the mixture into bite-sized balls. Lightly coat with butter and line up on a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Create a small dent on the top of each ball by pressing it with your finger, and add a dollop of mayonnaise to the indent.
5. Before baking, the balls should look like this.
6. Put in the toaster oven to cook until the outside is well browned. (About 7 minutes)
7. When they are cool enough to handle, transfer the potato balls onto a plate. (If you move them too quickly, while they are still very hot, they will loose their shape). Garnish with powdered cheese or parsley.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a very cute dish. At home I make these with a big batch of potatoes, and whatever I have handy in the refrigerator.