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Potato Croquettes with Leeks

These delicious Potato Croquettes with Leeks recipe comes from inspirational food blogger Avant Garde Vegan and incorporates all of our favourite things; potatoes, leeks and comfort food! Simple and easy to make, this recipe is ideal for a picnic, movie night or family get-together.
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  • 1hr 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Potato Croquettes with Leeks Recipe
Potato Croquettes Recipe
Potato Croquettes with Leeks

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Blas y Tir Baking Potatoes
  • 1 Large Leek
  • 1 small bunch of Chives, finely cut
  • 1tbsp Margerine (vegan if wanted)
  • 50g Panko breadcrumbs
  • 5 tbsp Cornflour
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 litre Sunflower or Vegetable Oil (for frying)
  • Salt & Pepper to season

Method

  1. Bake the potatoes until soft. This usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size.
  2. Whilst the potatoes are cooking prepare the leek. Peel the first layer off the leek and discard, then rinse the rest under cold water to remove an dirt.
  3. Cut the leek finely into rings. Sauté in a small amount of olive oil until soft and slightly golden, then set aside.
  4. Once the potatoes are baked and cool enough to hold, peel the skin off the potatoes and then either mash or put it through a potato ricer (try to remove all the lumps if using a masher).
  5. Add the mashed potato to a mixing bowl with the cooked leek, chives, margarine & seasoning. Combine everything together and check its seasoned well. Place in the fridge until cold.
  6. In 3 small mixing bowls place the remaining dry ingredients. Put the breadcrumbs in one bowl, the cornflour plus 5 tbs of water mixed together in another. In the 3rd bowl place the plain flour.
  7. Remove the potato mix from the fridge, and mould into croquette shapes. Once formed, individually dip them into the 3 bowls in the following order; plain flour, then cornflour & water mix, then finally panko breadcrumbs.
  8. Once you have coated all of the croquettes, heat the oil in a deep saucepan (do not fill the saucepan higher than half way) or use a deep fryer set at 180 degrees.
  9. Carefully place the potato croquettes into the oil in small quantities, and cook until a golden colour. Season with salt then serve with a dip of your choice.

Top Tip:

A simple garlic and herb mayo works great with these, or you can experiment with flavoured mayonnaise’s, salsas and dips. To make a garlic and herb mayo, simply mince a garlic clove into a bowl, add a squeeze of lemon, a handful of fresh herbs (parsley, dill or chives work really well) and add mayonnaise until the desired flavour is achieved!

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