Erica's potato croquettes

    These are no ordinary potato croquettes! Mashed potatoes, mixed with green pepper, onion and hazelnuts and seasoned with spices, are rolled in coconut and baked.

    11Palmeira

    Sussex, England, UK
    1 person made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 900g (2 lbs) potatoes, peeled
    • 1 egg, separated
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 28g (1 oz) butter
    • 110g (4 oz) onion, chopped
    • 55g (2 oz) hazelnuts, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 85g (3 oz) coconut
    • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas mark 7. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. Cook the potatoes in a pot of salted boiling water until tender; drain. Mash with the egg yolk and season with salt and pepper.
    3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Cook the onion, hazelnuts and cumin seeds until the onion is golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the turmeric, pepper, tomato puree and lemon juice; cook an additional 5 minutes. Stir this mixture into the mashed potatoes.
    4. Take a scoop of the mash and form into croquettes; dip in the egg white and roll in coconut. Place on the prepared baking tray.
    5. Cook in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley.
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