Purple Potato Coxinhas

(8 servings)

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Traditionally coxinhas are stuffed with chicken. I felt like a vegetarian meal so decided to use purple potatoes that I had picked up at the farmers market instead. The recipe remains essentially the same even if you use different ingredients to stuff like chicken, pulled pork or cottage cheese! The coxinhas came out delicious and so colorful. Loved it!


For filling:

  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 3 medium sized purple potatoes
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoon parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Oil for cooking

For the dough:

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup broth (Vegetable or chicken)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Bread crumbs (enough to dredge the coxinhas)


For the dough:

In a pot heat the butter over medium heat. Add the broth and milk and bring to a boil. Stir in the flour slowly and mix until dough is formed. Transfer to a flat surface and let the dough cool slightly before kneading. Set aside.

For the filling:

Boil, skin and mash the potatoes. In a pot heat a little oil and fry the chopped garlic. Now add in the potatoes, cream cheese and other spices and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper.

Break dough into egg shaped pieces. Stuff with filling and close as shown. Dip in beaten egg and dredge in bread crumbs.

I used my air fryer to cook the coxinhas. Heat to 400F and run the airfryer with the coxinhas about 5-6 at a time for 15 minutes or until browned. If you want to deep fry then the time should be lesser! Enjoy these beautiful colorful coxinhas!

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