Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  


Photo Archives from Click here for more photos.

Epicurean Kentuckian: Potato Ball / Papa Rellenos

2014-01-19 - 104 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. They've been on the tv food shows, and now they're being made in Columbia. An interesting snack, Papas Rellenos or stuffed potatoes, are called simply "Potato Balls," in Florida where Chef Gary Crawford of TaP's became fond of the comfort food. Variations are as many as one has imagination. The softball sized one above was made with a ground beef, celery, onion, and jalapeno stuffing inside a casing of real mashed potatoes rolled in a very light cornmeal coating, then deep fried until golden brown. The entree is not on the menu - yet, but may be one day in the future. A Puerta Rican using pork is in a class of fried foods they call "Cuchifritos," according to the Wikipedia entry, Cuchifritos - EW
Permalink | Comments?

If you have photos you'd like to share with ColumbiaMagazine readers, please email .jpg files to Please include your name, an email address or phone number, the date the photo was taken, and the location and names of anyone in the photos.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.