Potato Croquettes

Author: Canadian Living

Make small or large croquettes depending on how you want to use them. Large ones pair well with roasted chicken instead of the usual mashed potatoes. A trio of small ones topped with smoked trout, sour cream and chopped fresh chives makes a charming appetizer.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2008

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes (about 2 lb/1 kg) peeled and cubed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups dry bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Method

In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes and garlic for about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to pan over medium heat; stir for 30 seconds or until dry.

Using potato masher, mash together potato mixture, butter, salt and pepper; let cool completely. Stir in 1 of the eggs and flour. Form by 2 tbsp (25 mL) into 12 balls, or by 1 tbsp (15 mL) into 24 balls; flatten slightly.

In shallow dish, beat remaining eggs. Place crumbs in second shallow dish. Dip balls, 1 at a time, into eggs then roll in crumbs to coat; place on baking sheet.

In deep fryer or large saucepan, heat about 1-1/2 inches (4 cm) oil until deep fryer thermometer registers 350°F (180°C) or 1-inch (2.5 cm) cube of white bread turns golden in 30 seconds. Fry croquettes, in batches, for about 4 minutes or until golden and heated through. Drain on paper towel–lined tray. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in single layer in airtight container for up to 24 hours. Reheat in 425°F/220°C oven for about 7 minutes or until crisp.)

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 450 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 310.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Cholesterol 74 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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