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Belgian Potato Croquettes    Veg  HT  ACC  Belgian  50mins

 

Belgian Name: Aardappel Kroketjes

 

Serves 4-6   Hot  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Accompaniment    Belgium  Europe

 

Ingredients

3 Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

Approx 120ml/4fl.oz. Water

50g/2oz Butter

Salt

A pinch of nutmeg

50g/2oz Plain Flour

2 Eggs

Vegetable oil for frying 

 

Instructions

 

1.  Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with salted water, bring to the boil then cook for 15-20 minutes until soft.

 

2. Drain the potatoes well, return to the pan and mash with a fork or potato masher. Set aside.

 

3. In another saucepan, mix together the water, butter, salt and nutmeg. Bring to the  boil then stir in the flour and reduce the heat a little. Beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball, about 3 minutes.

 

4.  Remove from the heat and add the eggs, one at the time, beating well after each addition. 

 

5.  Continue to beat the mixture until smooth and shiny then add the mashed potatoes and mix well.

 

6. Preheat the deep fat fryer to 180C,350F and preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3.

 

7. Drop tablespoons of the potato mixture into the oil, flattening each croquette with the back of the spoon

and cook for a few minutes until crisp and golden, turning once or twice. You will need to do this in batches.

 

8.  Drain well on kitchen paper and keep warm in the oven whilst you cook the remaining croquettes. Serve hot.

 

 

 

 

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Key techniques required to make this recipe

 

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.
 

Freeze/Make ahead

 

Tips, Options and Substitutions

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe

 

Chopping Knife

Chopping Board

Saucepan

Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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