Croquettes are generally cylindrical in shape. It is something similar to popular and yummy Indian snack namely potato cutlets. This recipe is easy and special because of the herbs & spices it calls for. It has just a few ingredients and very simple to make. These are often accompanied with a coriander mint chutney or sauce.
These croquettes will make perfect finger food for any gatherings or parties . Bringing these Croquettes to Fiesta Friday to share with everyone ..
Makes around 20.
potatoes Around 2 pounds
dry bread crumbs 1 cup
Fresh Dill leaves 1/2 cup choppedU
Cilantro chopped 1/2 cup
Green chilies 4 finely chopped ( or to taste )
ginger, grated 1 tsp
Salt 1-1.5 tsp or to taste
Red chili flakes 1 tsps
Oil for frying
Boil the potatoes until fork tender.
Mash them using a potato masher or a grater making sure they have a bit of texture to them .
In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, dill, cilantro , grated ginger , chopped green chilies , bread crumbs , red chili flakes and salt .
Grab a handful of mashed potatoes and press into logs that are 1 1/2-inches thick by 2 inches long. Place logs in a tray and cover. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up the logs.
Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Fry croquettes in batches, cooking a few at a time. Cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towel to drain.
If you wish the croquettes to be crunchier and fluffed for longer period of time then Dip them in 1 nicely beaten egg, and then roll them in breadcrumbs then fry.