Saturday, October 11, 2008

Potato Corn and Chorizo Croquettes

While these croquette make an excellent accompaniment to the Sweet Corn Velouté, you'll find that they will work just as well as stand-alone finger-food.

With its potato base you can really incorporate whatever flavourings suit the occasion and your particular tastes. Your imagination truly is the only limit.

Potato Corn and Chorizo Croquettes© by Haalo


Potato, Corn and Chorizo Croquettes
[Makes about 20]

1 medium potato
½ chorizo, diced finely
2 tablespoons pureed corn
freshly ground salt
egg
breadcrumbs


Sauté the diced chorizo until crisp. Drain them on paper towels and allow to cool before using.

Boil or steam the potato until tender. Push the potato through a ricer to obtain a fine mash.

Add the chorizo and pureed corn - stir well until combined. Taste and season as desired.

Take small spoonfuls of the mixture and roll to form cylinders.

Potato Corn and Chorizo Croquettes© by Haalo

When all the mixture has been rolled, you can now crumb them.

Break an egg into a small bowl and lightly whisk with a fork. Pour a generous quantity of breadcrumbs into another bowl.

Roll the cylinder gently around the egg, drain well and then place in the breadcrumbs. Gently roll the cylinder around the breadcrumbs until coated and place to one side. Repeat the process until all the cylinders are crumbed.

To get an extra crunch, I double crumb the croquettes - dip them in egg and re-roll in crumbs.

You can store these in the fridge until ready to use.

Potato Corn and Chorizo Croquettes© by Haalo

Either shallow or deep fry until golden. I like to shallow fry using a small sauce pan and I only cook about 3 at a time. This gives me much better control over the temperature of the oil and the speed at which the croquettes cook.

Once golden, drain on paper towels and serve while hot.

Potato Corn and Chorizo Croquettes© by Haalo

The crisp shell hides the fluffy interior, spiked with crisp chorizo.

Potato Corn and Chorizo Croquettes© by Haalo

4 comments:

  1. oh i am hungry. seriously. just to say the least.

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  2. Pretty, and perfectly shaped.

    Have you tried freezing them?

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  3. Making me REALLY hungry! I have to try these! Looks so easy - please tell me they are??? ;o)

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  4. Thanks Myriam ;)

    Thanks Nate & Annie - I probably wouldn't recommend freezing them

    Thanks Nukiwi - they are very easy to make!

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