Granatkroketten (German Shrimp Croquettes)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Adapted from Culinaria German, untried by me. Posted for ZWT. Prep time includes 15 minutes of standing time. Because I haven't tried this yet, I'm not sure how many croquettes this would make, so please disregard my uneducated guess at number of servings and let me know how many you get if you review this. Thanks! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 12 ounces boiled potatoes, riced (leftover ones are perfect for this)
  • 14 ounces shrimp, chopped (the cheaper tiny ones are perfect for this)
  • salt, to taste
  • white pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped dill weed
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • oil or shortening (for deep frying)

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat, then sweat the onions in the butter just until translucent (no browning).
  2. Mix in the riced potatoes and chopped shrimp.
  3. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt, white pepper and the nutmeg.
  4. Knead in the parsley, dill weed and milk until evenly distributed. Allow mixture to stand for 15 minutes for flavor to develop.
  5. During the standing time, put the breadcrumbs and the beaten egg in two separate containers for dipping. If you only use one container for all the breadcrumbs, be sure to roll all the croquettes in the breadcrumbs dry before dipping them in the egg mixture and rerolling them in the breadcrumbs to avoid clumping. If you prefer, you can divide the breadcrumbs into two dishes instead (one for pre-egg, one for post-egg).
  6. Heat the oil or shortening in a deep-fryer to 375 deg F.
  7. Form the shrimp mixture into cork-shaped croquettes. Roll the croquettes in the breadcrumbs, then dip them in the beaten egg, then roll them in the breadcrumbs again. Deep-fry croquettes in batches for about 4 minutes per batch, or until uniformly golden. Drain them on paper towels briefly before serving.