Sunday, March 18, 2007

Croquettes of Potatoes

Suitable for Vegetarians
Croquettes of potatoes are a good second course. They are prepared with potatoes, Parmesan and mozzarella (Italian Cheese). One difficulty in the preparation of them is to not break them when they fry.T he presence of thready mozzarella in the middle of croquettes gives them a very tasty flavour. Try it!

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INGREDIENTS (for 4 people):
6 Medium Potatoes
2 Eggs
125 g of Mozzarella (Italian cheese)
100 g of Parmesan
Extra virgin olive oil to fry


COOKING TIME: 20 minutes

WINE: Melissa Rosso Doc (Red Wine)

Boil the potatoes,
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peel them and squash them with the potatoes masher.
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Let them cool then add in it the eggs, the Parmesan, salt and pepper and mix all together.
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Cut the mozzarella in small pieces.
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Shape the mixture in croquettes and put in the middle of them one piece of mozzarella for each one, close them.
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Dip croquettes in egg white
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then roll gently in breadcrumbs to coat.
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Preheat the oil in a pan and fry in it the croquettes paying attention to not break them.
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When they become golden place them on a kitchen paper in order to remove the oil in excess.
Serve hot.
This is the result:
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