Friday, May 7, 2010

Potato Croquette Experiment from Wednesday

Let's pretend, shall we, that I knew what I was doing, so I used my nice pretty red frying pans instead of my old icky ones. I always use my old icky one for experiments because if they don't go well, I won't feel badly about ruining the nice pretty red ones.

But, the potato croquette experiment was a success! Next time, we're going to try some with sweet potato too.



Don't they look good?

Recipe is basically as follows:

1 medium white potato, peeled & grated, then pressed through a strainer to remove extra water
1 zucchini, grated but not peeled
5-6 baby carrots, grated
1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/4 bread crumbs (I used Italian seasoned ones)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 egg, well beaten (to hold it all together)

Shred veggies, press as much water as you can out of the potatoes and zucchini
Combine veggies, cheese, then breadcrumbs and seasoning
Beat in egg and mix well
Form into balls and flatten slightly into a patty
Cook over low heat in a tbsp or so of melted butter, turning frequently to ensure potatoes cook through and outsides are crispy & brown

The kids & Shaun had some immediately, then F&B each had one cool later. They are apparently still good cold.

They also were quite the darling preschool snack for Mr. Ben, just topped with a cute cheesy decoration.

Don't forget, the Easy Lunchbox Giveaway closes Sunday!!!

Adding this post to Food Revolution Friday, definitely enjoying the reads on there, lots of food for thought, no pun intended!

6 comments:

  1. looks yummy! I'll have to try these. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for the full recipe. They looked SO GOOD in the bento!!!

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  3. These look delicious!!!! I can't wait to try and make them for the kiddos!

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  4. By the way, do you think there is something I can substitute to take the milk/cheese out of it and still make it yummy?

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  5. The cheese was just for flavor (whereas the egg held it all together and I don't know how to switch that), so I'd add a little extra garlic, onion, maybe even some Italian seasoning. We're going to make them with sweet potato too, so I'll be interested to see the difference in flavor.

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  6. You said in the previous post that you were looking for the perfect sauce to go with the potato pancakes (what we call them in my house). Traditionally, they are often served in German households with applesauce, so you may want to try that.

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