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!