These croquettes are absolutely perfect for a quick, fresh yet scrumptious vegetarian dish. Plus, green beans and fresh tomatoes... such a childhood m...
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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for 4 servings
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.
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.
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.
tania Thursday 18th of February 2021
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!