Patatokeftedes (Potato Croquettes)

"As we do them in Greece."
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  • Rice the potatoes.
  • Add the egg, onions, parsley or cilantro, cheese and pepper.
  • Taste and add salt if not salty enough.
  • Combine well and refrigerate for 2 hours before proceeding with recipe.
  • Shape the potato mixture into'meatballs'.
  • Dredge in flour, flattening slightly, and fry in hot oil (we use olive oil in Greece, but vegetable oil can be used instead).
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot or warm.
  • Note: Breadcrumbs can also be used to dredge the potato croquettes instead of the flour.
  • This results in a crisper exterior.

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  1. PetsRus
    Very good croquettes. I used Parmesan cheese but the flavor did not come trough enough. Maybe I will use more next time or the Kefalotiri is just a better cheese to use. I coated them in greadcrumbs and fried them in olive oil. Served them with roast chicken and steamed runner beans.
  2. catalinacrawler
    four thumbs up!! my boyfriend and i LOVED these potatoes...made for zwt4.
  3. Huskergirl
    Made these as a side to pork chops. They were delicious. DH had his drowned in ketchup but that is normal. I had mine plain and they hit the spot. I get tired of potatoes the same way all the time. DH & I grew up with potatoes at every supper meal so it is hard to find different ways to cook them at times this is definitly a keeper. Thank You. made for ZWT4 for team CHIC CHEFS.


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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