MIXTURE MAKES 15-18 CROQUETTES
350g potatoes cubed
250g pumpkin cubed
300g diced veal
1 red chilli
2 cloves garlic
10 fresh basil leaves
1/2 tsp thyme
4 spring onions roughly chopped
salt and pepper
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup flour
1 egg and 1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
oil for frying
1. In a pot add cold water, potatoes and pumpkin bring to the boil and cook until vegetables are soft. Drain water and mash vegetables. Set aside for later.
2. In a food processor add veal, spring onions, chilli, garlic, basil and thyme, blend until all mixed.
3. Add blended mixture to the mashed potato and pumpkin. Add bread crumbs, egg yolk and season to taste. Mix well.
MIXTURE WILL BE STICKY AND SOFT HANDLE WITH CARE
Set out three bowls one with flour
one with egg and milk
one with breadcrumbs
Using a spoon scoop some of the mixture and place it into the flour roll around in flour shaping croquette with your hands. Dust off any excess flour. Roll in egg wash, then roll in crumbs. Place on a board and repeat the process until all mixture has been used.
4. Heat oil in a large frying pan to 165c. Cooking croquettes in batches of 8 at a time. Whilst croquettes are cooking occasionally turning so they color evenly. Once they are golden brown remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Repeat the process until all croquette are cooked.
I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.
I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.
I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.
I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.
Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!
So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.