Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Baked Potato and Cheese Croquettes

Recipe for mashed white and sweet potatoes, flavored with cheese and chives, rolled in breadcrumbs and baked.

These crispy little balls of cheesy, potato goodness are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Normally there aren't a lot of those left over in my house but, on Thanksgiving, it's the stuffing that everyone goes for first so I've got a shot at some extra spuds.

Recipe for mashed white and sweet potatoes, flavored with cheese and chives, rolled in breadcrumbs and baked.

But, since it's not hard to make mashed potatoes, I'm happy to whip some up just to get these croquettes. They're a fun side dish but especially welcome as an appetizer on a charcuterie board. Who doesn't like little cheesy balls of potatoes, right?

Recipe for mashed white and sweet potatoes, flavored with cheese and chives, rolled in breadcrumbs and baked.

You can definitely deep fry these in a pot of vegetable or canola oil at 350 degrees. But I wanted to see if I could get a tasty enough result with just baking. Two secrets to getting them to come out great that way are to let them chill before baking. If you don't, they tend to spread and the cheese oozes out too much. They're still delicious and there's something to be said for oozing cheese. The other trick is to spray the chilled croquettes with olive oil before baking. It helps get that golden brown exterior and the satisfying crunch on the outside and soft cheesy inside. Enjoy!

Yield: 8 Servings (approx. 24 croquettes)
Author: Anita Schecter
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Recipe for mashed white and sweet potatoes, flavored with cheese and chives, rolled in breadcrumbs and baked.

Baked Potato and Cheese Croquettes

Prep time: 25 MinCook time: 30 Mininactive time: 30 HourTotal time: 30 H & 55 M
Recipe for mashed white and sweet potatoes, flavored with cheese and chives, rolled in breadcrumbs and baked.

Ingredients

  • 2 Baking potatoes
  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 Cup milk
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup chopped chives
  • 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 oz. Cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup seasoned breadcrumbs (I used panko)
  • Olive oil spray

Instructions

  1. Peel and quarter all the potatoes. Add to a pot of boiling salted water and cook until tender. Drain, return to the pot and mash with the butter and milk. Season with the ground black pepper and any additional salt, if needed. Stir in the chives and all-purpose flour. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Prepare two shallow bowls, one with the beaten egg and the other with the breadcrumbs.
  3. Using a 1 oz. scoop, form a ball of the potato mixture and push a small cube of cheese down into the center. Make sure to cover the cheese. Place the balls into the egg mixture and then roll them around in the breadcrumbs to coat.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray each ball with some olive oil and bake for about 20 minutes or until the balls are a light golden brown. Serve with sour cream or Greek yogurt.
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Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Pack on Amazon Prime!

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Information about the series, The Pack, on Amazon Prime Video.

We're all watching a lot of Prime and cuddling our pups these days, right. I know Hadley is getting the stuffing hugged out of her daily. And, since I'm a sucker for doggie content, this coming weekend, I'll be watching The Pack, a new series that's premiering on Amazon Prime Video November 20th. I'm pretty sure it's going to be must-see TV around here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Mini Galettes

Recipe for appetizers made with savory pastry, mustard, caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese.



Let's talk about holiday appetizers. Sure, gatherings may be small this year. But even if it's just family, you still want to serve something special. That doesn't mean you want to fuss in the kitchen for hours, though, right? I've got the perfect solution.