Brave and Bold Potato Takoyaki


  • ½ cup cooked Idaho® Yukon Gold potatoes, puréed
  • 1⅞ cups flour
  • ⅛ cup tapioca flour
  • 2½ cups milk  
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ounces flaked smoked trout
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Pepper to taste 


  • ½-¾ cup Japanese mayonnaise
  • Sriracha
  • Furikake
  • Scallion and red bell pepper threads 


  1. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together. 
  2. Whisk in the milk, eggs, flaked trout and puréed Yukon Gold potatoes until the batter is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the takoyaki pan to medium heat and brush each space well with oil. 
  4. Pour batter into each hole of the pan, filling it completely. 
  5. Cook for just over 1 minute or until set, then carefully use a chopstick to flip each ball 90 degrees. Pour more batter around each ball until just filled. 
  6. Rotate the balls, while cooking, adding batter to form a smooth ball. 
  7. Cook the balls until the batter is cooked through and golden brown, for a total of 5-8 minutes. 
  8. Garnish with Japanese mayonnaise, sriracha, furikake, scallions and red bell pepper threads.
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Yield: 12 servings

Camille Bustos
Idaho Eats at the University of Idaho

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