Potato Croquettes

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Today’s recipe came about as I was trying to find something I could make using up one egg yolk that I had left over and I found these potato croquettes by the Hairy Bikers on the BBC food website. They are really simple to make and also a great recipe if you have lots of potatoes that need to be used up. The breadcrumbs give it a golden, crunchy outer layer whilst the inside is smooth potato. The taste is quite plain so you’ll definitely want a sauce for dipping or you could add some herbs for more flavour.

These croquettes would make a great side dish for most meals or could be served as part of a starter with a light salad. I really like the fact that these croquettes are baked rather than fried which automatically makes them healthier. Potatoes are a well known carbohydrate source, accessible to most and have a high water content.

Recipe: Potato croquettes (makes 8)

Ingredients

350g potatoes, peeled and chopped

15g butter

1 egg yolk

25g cheddar cheese, grated

Sprinkle of salt and peper

1 egg, gently whisked

25g plain flour

50g breadcrumbs

Spray oil

Method

  • Put the potatoes to boil on a low heat for 15 minutes, drain and mash. Then mix in the butter, egg yolk, cheese and season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Leave the potato mixture to cool down before shaping into the croquette shapes.
  • In the meantime, put the flour, egg and breadcrumbs out into separate bowls.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and get a tray ready. Then put each croquette into the flour, egg and breadcrumbs one at a time before placing on the tray.
  • Spray the croquettes 3-4 times before putting in the oven to bake for 25 minutes.
  • Leave to cool for about 5 minutes before eating as they can be quite hot.

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