Potato croquettes are a simple and delicious snack which can be served as a side dish of the main menu also.
Potatoes (easy cooking or floury) 500 grams
Egg yolks 2 nos
Eggs whole 2 nos
Butter 2 tablespoons
Hard cheese grated 2 tablespoons
All purpose flour 2 tablespoons
Bread crumbs 3 tablespoons
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Wash, clean, peel and cut the potatoes into medium sized pieces.
Boil 2 litres of water in a large pan, add salt and cook the potato pieces fully submerged in water and simmering for about 10-15 minutes or till cooked.
Drain the water using a colander and transfer the potato pieces to a bowl.
Mash the potatoes thoroughly using a potato masher or the backside of a fork or spoon, add the butter and egg yolks and mix them beating together.
Add the grated hard cheese, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
Allow the potato mix to become a bit firm and cold.
Now shape the mixture into elongated balla of even size.
Arrange the flour, beaten whole eggs and bread crumbs in three shallow plates.
Take each of the croquettes, roll each in the flour, then in the beaten eggs and finally in the bread crumbs.
Arrange the croquettes in a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Drizzle a few drops of olive oil over each of the croquettes and bake for 20 minutes at 200°c preheated oven
The croquettes are ready when they become golden brown.