Thursday, January 9, 2014

Recipe: Leerdammer, Chicken and Potato Croquettes

I've never made croquettes before, they are actually quite easy to make! The trick is to make the mashed potato the night before, and have it in the fridge ready for the next day. I used Maris Piper potatoes in this recipe, because they are a lovely fluffy potato variety. Croquettes are great because they can be made of all sort of things, from leftovers of the night before. These are also quite nice as a side dish.

Leerdammer and Chicken Potato Croquettes (makes 21 croquettes- serves 3 as a main, 6 as a side)
800g mashed potato
300g finely diced roast chicken (breast meat preferably)
100g finely diced Leerdammer
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp celery salt
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs
175g golden breadcrumbs

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Mix together all of the ingredients and season to taste. Shape mix into croquettes, about 50-60g each- this should make about 21 croquettes.
2. Break the eggs into a bowl, and whisk well, pour the breadcrumbs onto a plate, and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper. Dip each croquette into the beaten egg, and then into the breadcrumbs, coating all over, and placing on the lined baking trays. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Serve with salad and chutney if desired.

No comments:

Post a Comment