Monday, 2 April 2007

Tuna & Potato Croquettes

they are very messy but very easy, just omit the tuna/ pepper for plain ones

1 quantity of mashed potato - do not add milk or butter as will be to mushy!
small bowl of breadcrumbs, (leave them on the counter to dry out a little first)
1 egg beaten,
small bowl plain flour
tin tuna drained and flaked
1/2 red pepper chopped finely chopped
2 spring onions, finely diced

1) Boil potatoes until soft, for the last 2 mins of cooking add the piece of red pepper to soften, remove on draining and dice finely, drain potatoes return the potato to the pan and mash well, season to taste, add the chopped pepper, spring onion, tuna and mix very well

2) Now for the messy part! dust your hands with flour and take a small wedge of the potato mix, (roughly a heaped tbsp) roll into a croquette kinda shape and dip in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrums to coat thoroughly, carefully place on a foil lined baking tray. repeat as above for the remaining mix and chill for 30 mins to firm up.

3) Heat about 1 inch of hot oil in a wok/ saucepan, cook the croquettes for 2-3 mins in batches and keep warm in the oven.

They do freeze well but need to be carefully defrosted as had a few mixed results!have oven baked them as well but they stuck to the tray far to easily unfortunately :(

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