Sunday, November 2, 2014

Potato Croquettes

These pretty Potato Croquettes are crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.  And they are delicious!

2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 C Panko breadcrumbs
2 T butter, melted
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 C shredded cheese, any flavor
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 egg
Peanut oil

Put the potatoes in a pot and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and cook until they are tender, about 15 minutes.  Drain them very well.  Mash the potatoes very smooth or put them through a potato ricer.  Stir in the butter, garlic powder, cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and the egg.  Mix well.  Put the Panko in a bowl.  Using a small scoop or or a tablespoon, scoop out about 1 inch balls.  Put the ball into the Panko and coat well.  Shape them into flattened disks and place them on a sheet pan.  Put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up.

Heat about an inch of peanut oil in a large skillet.  Fry the croquettes in batches until they are well browned and crispy on the outside. 

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