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Episode 8: Bolon De Verde with Red Pepper Sauce and Chimichurri

Bolon De Verde with Red Pepper Sauce and Chimichurri

Vicki & Pascal from My Kitchen Rules



4 large Agria potatoes (original 3 frozen green Plantain)

Panko bread crumbs 100g crispy bacon (cook ahead) 150g grated parmesan cheese (or Manchego) Salt and pepper 3 eggs Vegetable oil for deep fry


1/2 cup fresh coriander 1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1-2 red chilis 4 garlic cloves minced 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar Juice of 1 lime 1⁄2 cup olive oil Salt & pepper to taste

Red Pepper Sauce

2 red capsicums 1⁄4 cup almond meal 1 cup sour cream 1 garlic clove 1⁄4 cup fresh coriander Juice and zest of 1 lime Salt & pepper to taste


  • Finely cut all the chimichurri ingredients together. Or, if using a processor, mix the herbs, chili and garlic first, then add in the lime, oil, and vinegar. (don’t puree the herbs). Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Char the red capsicum on the grill until blackened – you will know when the capsicum skin separates from the flesh.

  • Blitz the red pepper sauce ingredients together. Salt & pepper to taste and set aside.

  • Wash potatoes and boil with skins on till soft right through.

  • Prepare two shallow bowls with bread crumbs in one and 2 whisked eggs in another.

  • When potatoes are cooked, drain and set aside till they are cool enough to handle, rub skins off and mash to a crumbly consistency.

  • Add 1 egg, finely chopped crispy bacon bits, salt and pepper to taste and 100g of finely grated parmesan. Mix thoroughly.

  • While still slightly warm roll into golf ball size and press small amount of parmesan into the centre pinching closed after.

  • Roll ball in egg mix then panko bread crumbs and set aside until ready to deep fry

  • Deep fry at 180degrees for approximately 5 mins or until golden.

  • To assemble, smear some roasted red pepper sauce on the plate/bowl, add a couple of Bolons and top with the chimichurri sauce.

Wine Match

Serve alongside a chilled glass of Ara Single Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy!

As seen on MKR New Zealand and TVNZ 2


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