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  1. #1
    Sky Guest

    Default Potato croquettes anyone ??

    The August 2008 issue of Gourmet magazine has an interesting recipe
    called -- guess what it is <G> ---
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269
    -- <G> This recipe really intrigues me.

    Until eating out recently at a local Italian restaurant, I'd never eaten
    potato croquettes before. But, I had read the Gourmet recipe a week or
    two prior visiting the italian restaurant and had a good idea what they
    were, so I ordered the pork tenderloin dinner which included the
    croquettes (and brocolli, that I requested on a separate plate for my
    fellow diners to eat and share instead of me). The croquettes were very
    good, and I liked them a lot, even as cold leftovers with the pork.
    But, I think the restaurant's recipe was different than the one I saved
    from the Gourmet magazine because I never noticed any cheese as an
    ingredient.

    Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks? I
    have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to make
    these.

    Sky, who enjoys discussions about food ;D

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  2. #2
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    On Thu, 07 Aug 2008 20:16:20 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >The August 2008 issue of Gourmet magazine has an interesting recipe
    >called -- guess what it is <G> ---
    > http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269
    >-- <G> This recipe really intrigues me.
    >
    >Until eating out recently at a local Italian restaurant, I'd never eaten
    >potato croquettes before. But, I had read the Gourmet recipe a week or
    >two prior visiting the italian restaurant and had a good idea what they
    >were, so I ordered the pork tenderloin dinner which included the
    >croquettes (and brocolli, that I requested on a separate plate for my
    >fellow diners to eat and share instead of me). The croquettes were very
    >good, and I liked them a lot, even as cold leftovers with the pork.
    >But, I think the restaurant's recipe was different than the one I saved
    >from the Gourmet magazine because I never noticed any cheese as an
    >ingredient.
    >
    >Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks? I
    >have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to make
    >these.
    >
    >Sky, who enjoys discussions about food ;D


    Here's what I said a few days ago in the Baking Potato thread that
    Dimitri started. There's a few fuzzy picture links. Kink of on the
    lines what you're wanting to do.

    Lou
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    I take leftovers or make extras and mash them, but keep them on the
    dry side. Then I form patties with wet fingers, dip in an egg wash
    and coat heavily with panko. Then I wrap individually and freeze. To
    serve all they need is about 2 minutes per side in a wok with enough
    hot oil to cover. A perfect quick and easy side dish. You can add
    cheese or whatever you want to the mixture but you need to keep them a
    bit dry or they're impossible to form and they explode in the hot oil.

    Lou

    I forgot to say: IMO, an important key is to rice the potatoes. I
    also freeze them a bit before I wrap them:

    http://i33.tinypic.com/2ykkh89.jpg

    This one got away from me and browned a bit too much, but still was
    awesome. Sorry the pics are a little fuzzy.

    http://i33.tinypic.com/fk0jk9.jpg

    Lou


  3. #3
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    Sky wrote:
    > The August 2008 issue of Gourmet magazine has an interesting recipe
    > called -- guess what it is <G> ---
    > http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269
    > -- <G> This recipe really intrigues me.
    >
    > Until eating out recently at a local Italian restaurant, I'd never eaten
    > potato croquettes before. But, I had read the Gourmet recipe a week or
    > two prior visiting the italian restaurant and had a good idea what they
    > were, so I ordered the pork tenderloin dinner which included the
    > croquettes (and brocolli, that I requested on a separate plate for my
    > fellow diners to eat and share instead of me). The croquettes were very
    > good, and I liked them a lot, even as cold leftovers with the pork.
    > But, I think the restaurant's recipe was different than the one I saved
    > from the Gourmet magazine because I never noticed any cheese as an
    > ingredient.
    >
    > Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks? I
    > have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to make
    > these.
    >
    > Sky, who enjoys discussions about food ;D
    >


    Croquettes are a popular dish in restaurants and to make at home in
    Japan. They might be just the thing if you have some left over mashed
    potatoes. You don't really need a recipe. It's just some potatoes, an
    egg and whatever you got. A simple one would be peas and carrots and
    corn along with some curry powder. What makes it tasty is that you dip
    it in beaten eggs and bread crumbs. It turns out best with Japanese
    bread crumbs - however, in the spirit of the dish, use whatever you have
    on hand. I like to eat croquettes with tonkatsu sauce. :-)

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    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:AaidnQeqX9y1MQbVnZ2dnUVZ_uCdnZ2d@hawaiiantel. net:

    > http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269


    I like my croquettes more smashed than mashed. I think the cooked potato
    should go thru a coarse meat grinder or a potato ricer and not be too
    mashed. I feel mashed too almost whipped potato state is not good for mouth
    feel in a croquette.

    I also prefer corn meal to panko on croquettes.

    --

    The house of the burning beet-Alan




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    Vilco Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    Sky wrote:

    > leftovers with the pork. But, I think the restaurant's recipe was
    > different than the one I saved from the Gourmet magazine because I
    > never noticed any cheese as an ingredient.
    >
    > Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks?
    > I have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to
    > make these.


    You're right about cheese: there shouldn't be any. Regarding flavoring, a
    crucial ingredient is nutmeg: croquesttes without nutmeg are like asses
    without the hole. (Oooops, pardon!)
    Regarding the breading: some people toss them in beaten egg before breading,
    others don't, and I never tried to use flour instead of breadcrumbs but...
    why not? One day I'll try it out.

    <trailer park trash mode ON>
    Morevoer, if you're in a shortage of ingredients and don't/can't go shopping
    potatoes (happened to me a couple of times), you can even use those
    dehidrated potato puree packets: just follow the instructions for the puree
    but reduce the amount of liquids to have it firmer, then just roll
    it out in croquettes and bread them as usual.
    <trailer park trash mode OFF>
    --
    Vilco
    Mai guardare Trailer park Boys senza
    qualcosa da bere a portata di mano



  6. #6
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    Vilco wrote:
    >
    > Sky wrote:
    >
    > > leftovers with the pork. But, I think the restaurant's recipe was
    > > different than the one I saved from the Gourmet magazine because I
    > > never noticed any cheese as an ingredient.
    > >
    > > Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks?
    > > I have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to
    > > make these.

    >
    > You're right about cheese: there shouldn't be any. Regarding flavoring, a
    > crucial ingredient is nutmeg: croquesttes without nutmeg are like asses
    > without the hole. (Oooops, pardon!)
    > Regarding the breading: some people toss them in beaten egg before breading,
    > others don't, and I never tried to use flour instead of breadcrumbs but...
    > why not? One day I'll try it out.
    >
    > <trailer park trash mode ON>
    > Morevoer, if you're in a shortage of ingredients and don't/can't go shopping
    > potatoes (happened to me a couple of times), you can even use those
    > dehidrated potato puree packets: just follow the instructions for the puree
    > but reduce the amount of liquids to have it firmer, then just roll
    > it out in croquettes and bread them as usual.
    > <trailer park trash mode OFF>
    > --
    > Vilco


    Thanks for the suggestions As a last resort this past week, I did
    use a package of instant potatoes (the 'real' ones I had on hand at the
    times had already sprouted! They were trashed and have since been
    replaced) but from the looks of the final instant mahsed potatoes
    product, I decided I'd wait for 'real' mashed potatoes to make the
    croquettes. Instant (mashed) potatoes has it place, and I almost always
    have some at hand.

    Now the nutmeg!!!! I'll have to remember that. I really like nutmeg,
    and its inclusion makes sense to me. Thanks for the heads-up. I will
    use panko crumbs for the breading.

    Sky

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  7. #7
    Billy Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:09:03 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Instant (mashed) potatoes has it place,


    Begs the question.....where? The only thing I use the flakes for is
    an additive for bread.

  8. #8
    stark Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    On Aug 7, 8:16 pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    >. . . I had read the Gourmet recipe a week or
    > two prior visiting the italian restaurant and had a good idea what they
    > were, so I ordered the pork tenderloin dinner which included the
    > croquettes (and brocolli, that I requested on a separate plate for my
    > fellow diners to eat and share instead of me).


    Croquettes are much tastier than fritters. Thanks for the tip. Your
    brocolli strategy is a little distracting. I'm guessing that you
    dislike it, but the idea of sharing veggies with one's tablemates is
    intriguing. My young son came close but he was throwing the odious
    side dishes and by the time that behavior was corrected he had decided
    that he liked them. Now he shares only when he's dining with the needy
    who will accept any comestible so long as it isn't baloney.


  9. #9
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    stark wrote:
    >
    > On Aug 7, 8:16 pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > >. . . I had read the Gourmet recipe a week or
    > > two prior visiting the italian restaurant and had a good idea what they
    > > were, so I ordered the pork tenderloin dinner which included the
    > > croquettes (and brocolli, that I requested on a separate plate for my
    > > fellow diners to eat and share instead of me).

    >
    > Croquettes are much tastier than fritters. Thanks for the tip. Your
    > brocolli strategy is a little distracting. I'm guessing that you
    > dislike it, but the idea of sharing veggies with one's tablemates is
    > intriguing. My young son came close but he was throwing the odious
    > side dishes and by the time that behavior was corrected he had decided
    > that he liked them. Now he shares only when he's dining with the needy
    > who will accept any comestible so long as it isn't baloney.


    I very strongly dislike brocolli, but I didn't want it to go to waste.
    Yes, I could've requested, "No brocolli, please." But when I asked my
    dining companions prior to giving our orders to the waitress, they said
    they'd like to have some brocolli. So, my fellow diners enjoyed their
    portions instead of me foregoing said vegetable altogether.

    Sky

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  10. #10
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    Billy wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:09:03 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Instant (mashed) potatoes has it place,

    >
    > Begs the question.....where? The only thing I use the flakes for is
    > an additive for bread.


    Where? Why, as a last resort, of course

    Sky, who'd rather the 'real stuff' anywho

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    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    Sky <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Billy wrote:
    >>
    >> On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:09:03 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> > Instant (mashed) potatoes has it place,

    >>
    >> Begs the question.....where? The only thing I use the flakes for is
    >> an additive for bread.

    >
    > Where? Why, as a last resort, of course
    >
    > Sky, who'd rather the 'real stuff' anywho
    >


    When I make clam chowder I use instant potatoes

    --

    The house of the burning beet-Alan




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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 16:35:32 GMT, hahabogus <[email protected]> wrote:

    >When I make clam chowder I use instant potatoes


    adding: to thicken it


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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    hahabogus wrote:
    > dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:AaidnQeqX9y1MQbVnZ2dnUVZ_uCdnZ2d@hawaiiantel. net:
    >
    >> http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269

    >
    > I like my croquettes more smashed than mashed. I think the cooked potato
    > should go thru a coarse meat grinder or a potato ricer and not be too
    > mashed. I feel mashed too almost whipped potato state is not good for mouth
    > feel in a croquette.
    >
    > I also prefer corn meal to panko on croquettes.
    >


    I've had cream croquettes which seem to be almost a thick custard and
    hamburger croquettes which almost had the consistency of a squished
    meatball. Anything is possible as far as texture and consistency goes it
    seems. A corn meal coating sounds good. How about crushed corn flakes or
    crushed potato chips? I'm hungry. :-)

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    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??



    Sky wrote:
    >
    > The August 2008 issue of Gourmet magazine has an interesting recipe
    > called -- guess what it is <G> ---
    > http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269
    > -- <G> This recipe really intrigues me.
    >


    >
    > Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks? I
    > have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to make
    > these.
    >
    > Sky, who enjoys discussions about food ;D
    >
    >


    Very Dutch! Great snack food as well as a good thing to go with roast
    meat.

    Here is a Dutch recipe (in translation ):

    3 lbs potatoes
    3 egg yolks
    1 egg
    flour
    breadcrumbs
    salt and pepper to taste
    nutmeg

    Cook and mash the potatoes, let cool and add the egg yolks.
    Mix well and add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    Use a pastry bag with a large tip to pipe long 'strings' or cylinders
    onto aluminium foil and refrigerate.
    Cut the strings into desired size. Roll them in flour, dip them in
    beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs.
    Refrigerate until ready to cook. Deep fry (175 C) until golden brown and
    crisp.



    Eet smakelijk!

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    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    Arri London wrote:
    >
    > Sky wrote:
    > >
    > > The August 2008 issue of Gourmet magazine has an interesting recipe
    > > called -- guess what it is <G> ---
    > > http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269
    > > -- <G> This recipe really intrigues me.
    > >

    >
    > >
    > > Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks? I
    > > have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to make
    > > these.
    > >
    > > Sky, who enjoys discussions about food ;D
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Very Dutch! Great snack food as well as a good thing to go with roast
    > meat.
    >
    > Here is a Dutch recipe (in translation ):
    >
    > 3 lbs potatoes
    > 3 egg yolks
    > 1 egg
    > flour
    > breadcrumbs
    > salt and pepper to taste
    > nutmeg
    >
    > Cook and mash the potatoes, let cool and add the egg yolks.
    > Mix well and add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    > Use a pastry bag with a large tip to pipe long 'strings' or cylinders
    > onto aluminium foil and refrigerate.
    > Cut the strings into desired size. Roll them in flour, dip them in
    > beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs.
    > Refrigerate until ready to cook. Deep fry (175 C) until golden brown and
    > crisp.
    >
    >
    >
    > Eet smakelijk!


    Thanks for sharing this recipe, Arri. I've saved it for future use.
    Tonight, I'm in the middle (as of this moment) making a different
    version of potato croquettes. I've added some shredded extra sharp
    cheddar cheese and crumbled cooked bacon. I'll dunk the croquettes in
    an egg wash and coat with panko crumbs, then cook in some oil in a
    skillet. Don't know they'll turn out, but I'll report back afterwards
    ;>

    Sky, who likes to experiment

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  16. #16
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 22:09:27 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Thanks for sharing this recipe, Arri. I've saved it for future use.

    <SNIP>
    >;>
    >
    >Sky, who likes to experiment


    The first recipe didn't interest me, but this one did .... so get on
    it GIRL!




    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  17. #17
    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    Arri London <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    >
    >
    > Sky wrote:
    >>
    >> The August 2008 issue of Gourmet magazine has an interesting recipe
    >> called -- guess what it is <G> ---
    >> http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269
    >> -- <G> This recipe really intrigues me.
    >>

    >
    >>
    >> Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks?

    I
    >> have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to

    make
    >> these.
    >>
    >> Sky, who enjoys discussions about food ;D
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Very Dutch! Great snack food as well as a good thing to go with roast
    > meat.
    >
    > Here is a Dutch recipe (in translation ):
    >
    > 3 lbs potatoes
    > 3 egg yolks
    > 1 egg
    > flour
    > breadcrumbs
    > salt and pepper to taste
    > nutmeg
    >
    > Cook and mash the potatoes, let cool and add the egg yolks.
    > Mix well and add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    > Use a pastry bag with a large tip to pipe long 'strings' or cylinders
    > onto aluminium foil and refrigerate.
    > Cut the strings into desired size. Roll them in flour, dip them in
    > beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs.
    > Refrigerate until ready to cook. Deep fry (175 C) until golden brown and
    > crisp.
    >
    >
    >
    > Eet smakelijk!
    >


    All fine and good; but I like garlic and onion powder instead of using
    nutmeg.

    --

    The house of the burning beet-Alan




  18. #18
    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    sf wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 16:35:32 GMT, hahabogus <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>When I make clam chowder I use instant potatoes

    >
    > adding: to thicken it
    >
    >


    I also make a vadillia onion chowder where mashed potatoes and instant
    potatoes play a big part.

    --

    The house of the burning beet-Alan




  19. #19
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??



    hahabogus wrote:
    >
    > Arri London <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > Sky wrote:
    > >>
    > >> The August 2008 issue of Gourmet magazine has an interesting recipe
    > >> called -- guess what it is <G> ---
    > >> http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...QUETTES-243269
    > >> -- <G> This recipe really intrigues me.
    > >>

    > >
    > >>
    > >> Has anyone made potato croquettes before? Any hints, tips or tricks?

    > I
    > >> have some mashed potatoes that I made last night and want to try to

    > make
    > >> these.
    > >>
    > >> Sky, who enjoys discussions about food ;D
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > > Very Dutch! Great snack food as well as a good thing to go with roast
    > > meat.
    > >
    > > Here is a Dutch recipe (in translation ):
    > >
    > > 3 lbs potatoes
    > > 3 egg yolks
    > > 1 egg
    > > flour
    > > breadcrumbs
    > > salt and pepper to taste
    > > nutmeg
    > >
    > > Cook and mash the potatoes, let cool and add the egg yolks.
    > > Mix well and add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    > > Use a pastry bag with a large tip to pipe long 'strings' or cylinders
    > > onto aluminium foil and refrigerate.
    > > Cut the strings into desired size. Roll them in flour, dip them in
    > > beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs.
    > > Refrigerate until ready to cook. Deep fry (175 C) until golden brown and
    > > crisp.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Eet smakelijk!
    > >

    >
    > All fine and good; but I like garlic and onion powder instead of using
    > nutmeg.
    >



    You of course are free to season them to your own taste. This recipe is
    reasonably traditional and simple to make.

    Meat croquettes are a little more complicated but not too much

  20. #20
    Joseph Littleshoes Guest

    Default Re: Potato croquettes anyone ??

    sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 22:09:27 -0500, Sky <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Thanks for sharing this recipe, Arri. I've saved it for future use.

    >
    > <SNIP>
    >
    >>;>
    >>
    >>Sky, who likes to experiment

    >
    >
    > The first recipe didn't interest me, but this one did .... so get on
    > it GIRL!
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Escoffier lists a few potato croquettes but his big section on them uses
    a thick sauce to bind the ingredients, commonly, mushrooms, ham, tongue,
    truffle, pasta, poultry, game, fish and/or shell fish, which are then
    floured, egged and bread crumbed and either fried in butter or deep fried.
    --
    JL


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