- Croquettes of the world
The whole world is making croquettes.
The croquettes, croquetas, aloo-tiki, korokke, crocchette, made with the same main ingredient, the potato, usually shaped in oval, round, cylindrical, then deep fried. The croquettes put everyone agrees., in Cuba, Russia, Japan, Ecuador, Ireland, India…
Whatever the skin color is, regardless the religion, the country, food brings people together, as do the croquettes.
As you might guess, I made my own, with my pronounced taste for exotic cuisine, for sweet and savoury flavours, and my love for the sweet potato, it was obvious.
Sweet potatoes and chili croquettes, serves 4
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 or 2 hot chili according to your taste
- 1 bunch of coriander
- 1/2 onion
- salt and pepper
- 2 eggs
- Vegetable oil
Bring some water with salt to the boil, peel and cut in big chunck the sweet potatoes. Plunge them in the water till tender.
While it’s boiling, chop the onion, the chili deseeded, the coriander. When the sweet potatoes are ready, let them to cool down.
Prepare 1 bowl and 2 plates. Break the eggs into the bowl, add salt and pepper and whisk. Put some flour in 1 plate and the breadcrumbs in the other.
Mix the chopped ingredients with the potatoes mahsed with a bit of butter, take a handfull of potato and shape it the way you like, round, oval, more or less flat… I made mine cylindrical. Repeat the process till you used all the potatoes.
Heat a frying pan with oil.
One by one roll the croquettes first in flour, then in eggs and to finish in breadcrumbs and in the oil till they are golden brown, beautiful and crispy. It’s warm, a bit spicy and a bit sweet at the same time, it’s beautiful.