Boil, drain and mash the potatoes. Mix in the katakuriko.
Roll into slightly flat ovals ( I made 16 bite-sized pieces).
Grease a frying pan with margarine and cook the potato bites. When the katakuriko has browned, flip over, cover with a lid and steam. Mix all of the ingredients marked with ★ together to make the sauce, pour over the bites and toss to finish.
Story Behind this Recipe
My kids were hounding me for snacks but all we had left were potatoes!! So I made potato mochi snacks. I tried making them similar to mitarashi dango (traditional Japanese sweets).
The sauce scorches easily, so watch the heat once you pour it in.