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Potato Croquettes

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Makes6 servings

Cooking MethodFrying

CostInexpensive

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Recipe CourseSide Dish

Dietary ConsiderationHalal, Kosher, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian

MealDinner

Taste and TextureCheesy, Crisp, Rich

Ingredients

  • 7 or 8 medium-sized potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon salt (approximately)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg (approximately)
  • Flour, as needed
  • 2 eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons water
  • Fresh breadcrumbs
  • Fat for deep-frying (lard or vegetable oil)

Instructions

  1. Scrub potatoes, cook unpeeled and peel while hot. Puree in a food mill or rub through a sieve. Add butter, 2 eggs, grated cheese and mix well. Season with salt and nutmeg to taste. Work flour into potatoes, a tablespoon or two at a time, until you can form croquettes-sausage-shaped rolls about 1½" in diameter and 2" to 3" long. Dip each roll in egg-water mixture and roll in breadcrumbs until well coated on all sides. Heat fat in deep fryer. When it registers 375°F on a fat thermometer, add croquettes, four or five at a time, and cook each batch until they are a deep golden brown. Drain on paper towel before serving. If you prefer not to deep-fry these, shape potato-flour mixture into hamburger-like patties and fry in 1" hot fat. Drain on paper towel and serve.

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