Coconut Potato Macaroon Fiesta Sandwich

Coconut Potato Macaroon Chef Dex

A Filipino flavors inspired dessert. Fried coconut potato macaroons filled with flavored potato cream (UBE, PANDAN and MACAPUNO)

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Filipino Cuisine

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(Recipe Inspiration: Coconut Macaroon and traditional Filipino Favorite Flavors)

  • A Filipino flavors inspired dessert. Fried coconut potato macaroons filled with flavored potato cream (UBE, PANDAN and MACAPUNO)

Preparation / Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Serving: 4-5 Serving

Fried Potato Coconut Macaroon


  • 100 grams Desiccated Coconut
  • 150 Grams Condensed Milk
  • 1pc Egg
  • 1/3 Cup U.S. Dehydrated Potato Flake
  • 1 Cup Warm water
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch


  1. In a clean mixing bowl hydrate the U.S. Potato Flakes with warm water and set aside until it becomes stiff in mash potato consistency.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl combine and mix the Desiccated Coconut, Condensed Milk, Egg and Corn Starch.
  3. Add in the instant mash potato and mix well. (Should be in a Clay Dough-like molding consistency)
  4. Portion mixture into 50-60 grams each and then mold into rectangular shape or Hash brown shape.
  5. Deep / Pan Fry for 1 minute or less at 350F (just enough frying time to make it Golden Brown. Set aside and drain.

Muscovado Coconut Sauce


  • 1/3 Cup Mascuvado Sugar
  • ¼ cup Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup Condensed Milk


Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan, mix well and simmer for not more than 3 minutes, just enough to caramelize.

Mash Potato Cream


  • 1/3 Cup U.S. Dehydrated Potato Flakes
  • 3/4 Cup Warm Water
  • 250 ml All Purpose Cream
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 sachet Knox Gelatin Powder
  • ¼ Cup Warm Water
  • 1-2 Tsp UBE Food Flavoring
  • 1-2 Tsp Pandan Food Flavoring
  • 2-3 Tbsp Coconut Macapuno Strings


  1. In a clean mixing bowl, hydrate the U.S. Potato flakes with warm water and set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan put the ¼ cup warm water and add the gelatin powder. Mix well to bloom and add the all purpose cream. Simmer for a minute, which is just enough time to dissolve the gelatin powder, well incorporated with the cream, then add sugar. Turn off the simmering.
  3. Add the instant Mash Potato and mix well until smooth and with thick consistency.
  4. Divide mixture into 3 Portions and then incorporate the desired flavor you want. You can also adjust the amount of flavoring you will use based on the brand and your taste profile.
  5. Let each flavored potato cream cool down to rest or chilled.
  6. The consistency must be stiff, scoop able or pipe able. Place in separate piping bags.

Assembling the Sandwich:

Place a piece of fried Potato-coconut Macaroon in a clean plate, using a disposable piping bag. Pipe alternately the combinations of flavored Potato Cream filling, top it with another Potato-coconut Macaroon and then garnish or drizzle with Muscuvado-coconut sauce.

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