Cheesy Sago Poppers

by Layla suzette

These cheesy sago poppers are quick, easy, healthy AND delicious

Sago is a super versatile grain! It’s also gluten-free and tasty.

Enjoy these little bite-sized cheesy sago balls either as a snack or combine with a salad as the perfect Meat-Free Monday main – one that the whole family is guaranteed to love!

Cheesy Sago Poppers

Cheesy Sago Poppers

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 cup sago pearls
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup IMBO desiccated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 200g cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • Oil


  1. Soak 1 cup of Sago pearls for 1 hour, strain and set aside.
  2. Microwave 2 medium-sized potatoes for 10 minutes. Allow them to cool slightly before peeling them and chopping them into quarters.
  3. Combine the mashed potato, with ¼ cup desiccated coconut, 2 4. eggs, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 Tbsp dried coriander and fresh parsley.
  4. Mix through the sago and season the mixture with salt.
  5. Scoop out balls of the mixture, flatten them out and add a block of cheese to each ball for a cheesy center.
  6. Fry the balls until golden brown and allow to cool on a sheet of kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
  7. Top with parmesan cheese, skewer and enjoy!
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