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Potato Croquettes with Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Light and simple, these vegetarian croquettes are perfect to be paired with a fresh colourful salad,

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tania:

These croquettes are absolutely perfect for a quick, fresh yet scrumptious vegetarian dish. Plus, green beans and fresh tomatoes... such a childhood m...

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While heavily fried foods don't always appeal to our better senses, every once in a while, it's not such a terrible idea. Satisfying a craving or yen you might have for something naughty, would you believe me if I told you this recipe scratches that yen without actually even being heavily fried or calorically-heavy?

While these charming Potato Croquettes are indeed fried, your health-conscious Mamablip Chefs have opted for a shallow-pan fry, cutting your cooking time and oil absorption down, and resulting in a crisp, light Potato Croquette everyone can enjoy. If you've wondered what you can serve with classic Italian Potato Croquettes, our chefs have already covered that ground with this classic Italian appetizer recipe.

Served with a refreshing summery green bean and cherry tomato salad, you can easily turn this appetizer course into a full, complete meal with slightly larger portions. Making lunch a breeze with this quick Potato Croquette recipe from the heart of the Italian south, and revel in your ability to keep eating a healthy Mediterranean Diet even while enjoying something that feels like a cheat meal but in reality, isn't really that far removed from a classic healthy meal.

Croquettes, those bite-sized balls of deliciousness, are a family favorite in my house, and while we don't opt to enjoy them every day, I know that whenever the craving strikes, a quick meal of crispy Italian Potato Croquettes served with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes will be a winning dish for my loved ones. I know yours will love these bite-sized Italian charmers as well!

Do you love making great finger food selections? Are appetizers a passion for you? Mamablip's got a great archive of tasty tidbits to check out - be sure to head to the Recipe Index for lots of terrific ideas for snacks and bite-sized options for whenever the mood strikes.

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Ingredients

for 4 servings

Ingredients for the Potato Croquettes

  • Potatoes 2
  • Pecorino cheese 3 table-spoon
  • Eggs (Yolk Only) 1
  • Salt as needed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed
  • Basil (Leaves) as needed
  • Egg 1
  • All-purpose flour as needed
  • Breadcrumbs as needed
  • Peanut oil as needed

Ingredients for the Green Bean and Tomato Salad

  • Tomato 3
  • Green Beans 2 cup
  • Yellow Onion 0.5
  • Pecorino cheese 0.5 cup
  • Extra-virgin olive oil as needed
  • Salt as needed

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Prepare the Croquettes

Wash potatoes well. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add  potatoes, allow to cook until softened and can be pierced with fork.  Drain well, allow to cool slightly. When cool enough to touch, peel  potatoes, and place in medium mixing bowl. Using potato masher or  fork, smash.
Add pecorino cheese, dash of olive oil, freshly diced basil,  egg yolk, and mix entire blend well. Adjust to taste with salt.  Place flour onto flat dish. Place egg into bowl, beat. Place  breadcrumbs into bowl, set aside. All ingredients will be used to coat  shaped potato balls.  

Using your hands, shape into small balls. Roll forms through flour on  dish, following by dunking into beaten eggs, then coat once again with  breadcrumbs. Set aside.


 

Step

2

Of 3

Prepare the Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Clean green beans, remove stems from both ends.  

Bring large pot of salted water to boil, add beans and allow to cook  until crispy but cooked. Rinse under cold water to stop cooking.  While beans are cooking, slice tomatoes into moderately thick slices,  and add to finely minced onion. In medium mixing bowl, dress tomato  and onion blend with salt, olive oil, and pecorino cheese to taste.  Once green beans are cooked, add to tomato mixture and allow flavors  to blend.


 

Step

3

Of 3

Fry Croquettes and Complete Dish

In large saute pan, heat peanut oil until quite hot. Once very heated,  add breaded croquettes and allow to fry until cooked through. Once  golden brown, remove from oil and drain well on plate lined with paper  towels to absorb excess oil.  

Place serving size of green bean salad onto individual plates, and top  with potato croquettes. Serve hot immediately.


 

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Reviews

tania Thursday 18th of February 2021

Yummy

These croquettes are absolutely perfect for a quick, fresh yet scrumptious vegetarian dish. Plus, green beans and fresh tomatoes... such a childhood memory! Thank you Mamablip!

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