I said in an earlier post I rarely have leftovers but once in a while I will make EXTRA so that I can use with other things. This week I was doing mashed potatoes so I did a huge panful because I had a fancy for croquettes. Like most of my recipes it is altered to suit what I have. Whilst by their nature it is hard to adapt croquettes, my changes are in the way they are cooked. I don’t own a deep fat fryer. I know if I did then we would be tempted to make chips an easy option so for the past almost 9 years I have resisted buying a fryer.
I can´t really give a list of ingredients as whatever you fancy goes into a croquette the only things common to all would be 1 quantity of mashed potato, a dusting of flour to coat, an egg for dipping and some fresh breadcrumbs to finish off before cooking.
To my concoction I added several slices of chopped pimento, a good chunk of grated cheese and 1 egg to bind. I then dipped in flour, egg and breadcrumbs.
Now because I don´t have said deep fat fryer I make my croquettes flat as I think the iconic roll shape would be difficult to cook evenly in a frying pan. Anyway it doesn´t really matter about the shape, it is all in the taste and these were pretty yummy!