Mixing potato with potato starch gives it a texture like mochi (*rice cake)! This time, we get more creative by adding cheese to the popular Imomochi recipe.
The mochi mochi (gummy) texture and melted cheese are a great match! It’s a perfect snack and is good to accompany sake. It’s most delicious if you eat it quickly while cheese is still soft and melting!

Ingredients (8 pieces)

  • Potato 300g
  • 4 tablespoons of starch
  • Milk 60cc
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Cheese 60g
  • Some dried nori seaweed flakes, or, if not available, parsley for garnish


  1. Boil the potatoes until they are soft, drain the water and mash.
  2. Add milk, starch and salt in a bowl, and mix well together.
  3. Add #1 into #2 in 3 portions and mix well. When the mixture is smooth, put the plastic wrap above the dough to divide into 8 portions easily.
  4. Take the one portion of #3 and wrap it with cheese into a smooth, round shape.
  5. Melt butter in a frying pan and sauté the mixture on medium heat for about 3 minutes. Turn it over and cook for about 3 more minutes.
  6. Serve on the plate, and garnish with nori/parsley.

Also read Quick Cook Recipe Series ~ Imo mochi ~