This popular Dutch "fast food" is a great way to use left overs like meat and mashed potatoes. Typically, croquettes are sold by street vendors and snack shops in Holland, but they are very easy to make.
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons melted butter (can substitute meat broth)
- 1 cup breadcrumbs or 3 slices bread, soaked in milk or 1 cup left over mashed potatoes
- maggi seasoning or Kitchen Bouquet, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄2 lb of left over finely chopped meat (veal, chicken, beef, pork, etc.) or 1⁄2 lb ground beef (veal, chicken, beef, pork, etc.)
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten with a small amount of water
- 1 -2 cup corn flake crumbs or 1 -2 cup breadcrumbs, for coating
- vegetable oil (for frying, about 1/2 inch in the pan or enough for deep fry)
- Saute onion in butter (or broth) until tender.
- Add crumbs (or bread or mashed potatoes) to onion.
- Add seasonings, aroma and parsley to mixture.
- Add meat.
- Add broth or water if too dry.
- The mixture should be firm and stick together to form and hold shape.
- Form into 8 cylinder, balls, or pattie shaped croquettes.
- Coat with bread crumbs, then dip in the egg white, then in the bread crumbs again.
- Cook quickly in preheated hot oil until the outside is brown and the croquette is heated/cooked throughout.
- Serve hot with french fries and salad.