Thursday, August 09, 2012

Vegetable Croquettes

This is one of the best and tastiest ways to use up left over roasted vegetables from our previous roast chicken meal. A Croquette is a small, fried food roll with its main ingredients usually being mashed potatoes or ground meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), fish or vegetables often encased in bread crumbs. The Croquette is usually shaped into a cylinder or disk, and then deep-fried. Croquette (from the French word croquer, "to crunch") gained worldwide popularity as they are great as snacks or appetizers.


3 cups roasted vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, sweet pepper and etc)
1-2 tbsp of Italian or regular breadcrumbs (if the mixture is too wet)
3 spring onions – chopped
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

For coating:

½ cup flour
2 eggs – beaten
2 cups panko bread crumbs

1. Put the roasted vegetables in a food processor and give it a few pulses. It should not be too fine.
2. Remove and add in the spring onions, parmesan cheese, breadcrumb (if needed), salt and pepper. Mix well. Shape the mixture into croquettes.
3. Let the croquettes rest in the fridge for 15 minutes. Heat up oil over medium high for deep frying. Dust each croquette with flour, coat in beaten eggs and then roll it on the breadcrumb.
4. Heat up some vegetable oil over medium heat for deep frying. Working in batches to avoid crowding, fry croquettes, flipping once, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes total. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. (Adjust heat between batches as needed to keep oil at a steady temperature.)
5. Serve warm or at room temperature with your favorite dipping sauce.

Note: You can used any kind of cooked vegetables and sometimes if I have leftover cooked chicken or salmon I will add into the mixture too.


lena said...

hi gert, how cruncy it looks and so evenly browned too! i also dun mind if it's just mashed potatoes, i will still enjoy the crunchiness of the croquettes!

Unknown said...

Lovely golden brown! I think is one of the way getting kids to eat vege too.

PH said...

It looks so crunchy and tasty. I would love this as a snack right now!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Oh, you have made it look so neat and delicious when dipping with chili sauce.

daphne said...

Oh, i think i can have a few of those. Crunch and soft on the inside... i'm a fan already!

Linda said...

I love this!! It look so crunchy! Can deceive my kids as they thought are fish fingers ! Thanks!

Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said...

lovely and yummy....

suituapui said...

The guy here who made lovely chicken "croquettas" has moved to Ipoh. Hmmm...looks like I've to learn to make these myself. Thanks for the recipe...

Shereen said...

Those look absolutely delicious. A great idea too using roasted vegetables instead of just potatoes.Will try it soon.

ann low said...

Look very delicious! I'm sure nobody will turn down this yummy snack when serve.

Alice said...

yum! i love croquette and yours look so yummy, Gert :)

ICook4Fun said...

Lena, thank you. I actually like a bit of vegetables in my croquettes :)

Vivian, yes, all mashed up and they don't have clue what is in it :)

Phong Hong, thanks.

Sonia, thank you.

Daphne, oh yea for this one it is crunchy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside :)

Linda, I hope you make some for them.

ICook4Fun said...

Puan Ros, thanks.

Arthur, mmmm not too difficult to make it yourself actually. Hope you try it out one day.

Shereen, yea I always roast more veggies so I can make this the next day.

Ann, welcome back. Hope everything is well with you.

Alice, thank you.