Monday, March 28, 2016

Roll it like croquette

Croquette ~ simple definition : a roll or ball of meat, fish or vegetables that is covered in egg and breadcrumbs, and fried in oil.

Last week, I made this simple chicken & potatoes croquette for dinner.

I got my little helper to help me with the rolling part so it did not take long preparing the croquettes at all.

Chicken & potatoes croquettes (for 3 - 4 persons)


3 medium-sized potatoes
1 cup minced chicken
1/2 onion, chopped
1 egg yolk
1/2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. Japanese bread crumbs, plus more for dredging
Oil for frying

1. Prepare the mashed potatoes - boiled sliced potatoes in salt-added water.  Mash and put aside.
2. In a large bowl, combined mashed potatoes with chicken, onion, butter, salt, pepper and 2 tbsp. Japanese bread crumbs; mix well.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or several hours.  This will make forming the croquettes easier.

3. Roll the mixture into oblong shapes, roll into the egg, and then Japanese bread crumbs. Make sure all the rolls are properly covered in egg and bread crumbs.

My croquettes are ready to be dipped into egg and breadcrumbs

Croquettes ready to be fried or kept

Can be rolled like this. Or you may prefer ball or disk shape instead?

4. In a large pan, heat up the oil until shimmering.  Fry the croquettes over moderately high heat, turning once, until golden throughout, 4 - 6 minutes total.  Transfer to paper towels to drain.  Serve hot.

Crispy outside yet soft and tasty filling. Dip into your favourite sauce or serve with some coleslaw or green salads.

To freeze and keep, roll the uncooked croquettes in egg and bread crumbs and freeze in batches.  Take them from the freezer and fry directly, without thawing. 
When frying, do not overcrowd the pan so you will have crispy croquettes.


ChrisAu said...

Looks good ! I'm sure it's cruchy and the fillings are burning hot !!

suituapui said...

Have not made for quite sometime now. Gotta get down to it soon. Sick for over a week already, coughing half dead...getting better, hope to get back into the swing of things soonest.

Sharon D said...

Rollin' rollin' rollin' ..these look yummy, Rose! ^.^

Coffee Girl said...

Ooo so long I havent visited! Nice croquette! hungry dy. Looks easy to do, but malas to do. hehe

Shirley Tay said...

It's so fun making croquettes, dear! So yummy! xoxo

Linda said...

They look very good! Thank you so much for sharing, dear Rose. Love and hugs to you. :)

Nancy Chan said...

Sure looks good. As always I love deep fried food. So yummy!

mun said...

Very tasty! But I am staying away from deep fried food in this hot weather.

Libby said...

I love croquette

Libby said...

Does the chicken meat need to be cooked first before mixing it with the mashed potatoes cos I am afraid if fry, outside is fried but inside the chicken still not cooked

Rose said...

I didnt cook the chicken first. Just mix the ingredients together then deep fried.

Princess Ribbon said...

Looks so so good, crunchy and crispy! I would add cheese inside if I make these, but I'm very lazy, I don't like frying.. I like boiling soup and steaming only, hehe.. Oh, I like mozarella cheese sticks from Burger King, and they look exactly like your croquettes, I could eat 5 or 6 sticks! Very cheesy, and really, they gave lots of cheese and it's all cheese inside, nothing else..

Merryn said...

Ahh... so this is the one that got every fingers busy 'stealing' before dinner :D

Looks so good, I know my kids will love it!

Agnes said...

this meat rolls would be good to dip in Thai sweet chillie sauce,

Johor Kaki said...

Ah.... delicious comfort food we can cook at home :-D Thanks for sharing. It is a great idea for a weekend get together :-D

Sunshine Kelly said...

I always think that croquette is hard and hassle to make, after seeing your recipe its I can try it out.

Miriam Goh said...

Gosh these look so good! Now I know why mine keeps falling apart. I should keep it in the fridge to set first!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I can eat many of it, hehe...

Huai Bin said...

I love croquettes. Best one I had was in Netherlands but surprisingly Japan makes a good version too. I would never know how to make my own, good on you.