Cheesy Croquettes

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by ImPat

From Recipe + - have altered slightly to omit the parmesan cheese and using all cheddar cheese and not the tasty cheese they suggested (original recipe is 1 cup tasty cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, both grated). Have included chill time in cook time. I couldn't see why these could not be made ahead to the point just before cooking (keep covered in the fridge).

Top Review by rosie316

Very good recipe, Pat. I was a bit confused by the instructions, but I think I figured it out. I made them by adding the breadcrumbs to the 3/4 c cheese in Step #4. I think that is correct. Anyway, they turned out quite tasty and I plan to make them again. Served with ham steaks. Thanks for posting. (Made for PRMR).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan of covered with water and bring to the boil and boil for 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and mash until smooth and then add 1 cup cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon chopped chives and 1 egg yolk to potatoe, mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Shape tablespoon measure of mixture into croquettes.
  4. Combine 3/4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese in a bowl with breadcrumbs.
  5. Place 1/2 cup plain flour in a bowl and lightly whisked egg in a separate bowl.
  6. Dip the croquettes in flour, egg and then breadcrumb mix and place on a tray and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Pour enough vegetable into a heavy based saucepan to reach to a depth of 5cm and heat over moderate heat.
  8. Deep fry in batches for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels.

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