Croquette

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Now that the problem with my post title is over I can happily keep blogging :D

Today Im going to show you how to prepare potato croquette. I believe this is a French dish, even if is now so popular and common in Italy that it’s hard to say which country it belongs more.

It is a very easy recipe and can be a great finger food during parties or  a starter during dinners with friends.

If you want to make it lighter, ’cause I know it’s Summer and we all want to look slender, you can bake’ em in your oven instead of frying’ em. They will still be good and delicious!

Ingredients (for about 8 big croquettes):

  • 3 big potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • parcely
  • 40 g of Parmesan cheese and pecorino cheese
  • Salt, breadcrumb, 1 egg white
  • 50 g of mozzarella (or if you don’t have any, like me, just use what kind of melting cheese you have at home. I had some cheddar)

Boil the potatoes till soft (stick a fork in them and if it goes in and out easily they are ready!)

Peel your potatoes then in a bowl mash them with a fork.

Add the egg, cheese, chopped parcely and salt.

Mix all the ingredients together

Now take a bit of potato mixture and in the middle place a few pieces of mozzarella cheese (or whatever other kind of cheese you are using).

Close it and shape it like a …..

…..like a croquette of course!

Put you croquette first in the white egg then in the breadcrumb

Place your croquette on a tray/plate and refrigerate for about 30 min.

Now heat some oil (olive oil please) and fry you croquette and medium heat. From one side

Then from the other side.

And they are ready to go! Enjoy :)

One croquette provides:

  • Calories: 120 (from fat 66)
  • Fat: 6.5
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

  • Sister

    Madòòòòòòòòòòòò… che buoneeeeeeeeeee…e non sapevo che avessero così poche calorie!!!!

  • lina

    I tried the Croquette tonight. It was so yummy. My daughter gobbled up everything praising your succesful recipe. But the mashed popato was kind of sticky and soft. Had difficulty closing it with the stuffed cheese inside. However, managed to close all. I added garlic to the mashed potatoes and along with the cheese rosemary. I tell u that was so delicious. Thank you!