Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Potato and Salmon Croquettes

This dish takes a bit of time to prepare, but it is easy and you can just serve it with a salad, nothing fancy. It will make a nice weekend dinner.

For 3 persons

- 5 big potatoes
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 big can of salmon or tuna
- 3 eggs
- 1 garlic clove, mashed
- zest of half a lemon or lime, and 1 tablespoon of juice
- salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
- bread crumbs
- oil for frying

Boil the potatoes in salted water, and when they are cooked pass them through a sieve (no blender, it needs to be light and fluffy, not sticky). Add the melted butter, salmon or tuna, 1 beaten egg, mashed garlic clove, zest and juice of the lemon, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper. Mix everything thoroughly with a wooden spoon, cover with cling film and put it in the fridge for at least one hour.
Beat the 2 other eggs. Shape the potato mixture into small flat balls, dip them in beaten egg and roll them in bread crumbs. Heat the oil over medium heat in a wok pan or frying pan, and cook the croquettes for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown.

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