Potato and Pork Croquettes

    40 min

    Besides potato, you can vary the ingredients in these homemade croquettes depending on what you have leftover...roast beef, roasted vegetables, cheese, etc. Delicious as a snack with some dipping sauces.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 150g minced pork
    • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • flour, to coat
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 60g breadcrumbs
    • Enough oil for deep frying

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Boil potatoes until cooked, about 10-15 minutes; drain and mash.
    2. Heated oil in a frying pan over medium heat, then fry onions until they soften and brown. Add minced pork, 1 chicken stock cube and some freshly ground black pepper. Stir until completely cooked, turn off the heat and allow to cool.
    3. Add minced pork and onion mixture to mashed potato, and stir well. Add one beaten egg (the potato mixture will be hot enough to cook it, so stir in quickly).
    4. If cool enough to handle, scoop the mixture up in spoonfulls and roll into 12 croquette balls. Coat each one in flour, then beaten egg, then breadcrumbs.
    5. Heat oil in a deep fat fryer or heavy saucepan until it reaches a temperature of 180 degrees C.
    6. Fry the croquettes in hot oil (in batches) until golden brown and crispy. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot.

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