Croquettes Recipe: Delicious Recipe For A Vegetarian Appetizer

The Bella Vita
by The Bella Vita
30 Croquettes
37 min

These croquettes are really creamy and full of flavor.

Needless to say, once brought to the table, these crispy vegetable croquettes disappear in a flash.

With their golden breadcrumbs and soft filling, they have always conquered the palates of young and old alike!

These are delicious elongated bites, made with boiled potatoes, vegetables and bechamel, first breaded and then fried!

A unique and timeless delight!

Soft inside, covered with crispy breadcrumbs outside.

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To accompany these croquettes, I prepared a delicious basil-scented mayonnaise.

Making it is super easy because I used ready-made mayonnaise.

To start, I blended some basil leaves with olive oil and half a garlic.

Then combined the mixture with the mayonnaise.

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Croquettes Recipe: Delicious Recipe For A Vegetarian Appetizer
Recipe details
  • 30  Croquettes
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 7 Minutes Total time: 37 min
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  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 Zucchini
  • 2 Medium sized potatoes
  • 400ml of Béchamel sauce ( 1 3/4 cup )
  • 300g of Breadcrumbs ( 2 cup )
  • 3 Eggs
  • 100g of White flour ( ½ cup + 2 tbsp )
  • 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
To prepare the béchamel sauce:
  • 50g White Flour ( ¼ cup + 1 tbsp )
  • 50g Butter
  • 500ml of Milk

First of all, start by boiling the potatoes in salted water until soft.
Meanwhile, dice onions, carrots and zucchini.
In a nonstick skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and start a small sauté with the onions and carrots for about 3 minutes.
At this point add the zucchini.
Salt and pepper the vegetables to taste.
Cook the vegetables for about 7/8 minutes over medium hea
Prepare the béchamel sauce! (Easy basciamella recipe in the blog)
You can also make the béchamel in the microwave. In the blog I explain how:
Prepare the croquette mixture:
Mash the potatoes that we have previously boiled with a fork.
Combine the potatoes with the vegetables and bechamel and mix well.
Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Make the croquette:
Prepare three bowls: one with the beaten egg, one with the flour, and one with the breadcrumbs.
With wet hands form the croquettes, or you can form the croquettes with the help of two spoons.
Then proceed to the breadcrumbs phase. The croquette is first dipped in flour, then in egg and finally in breadcrumbs.
Continue like this until the croquette mixture is finished.
Let the croquettes rest in the frezzer for 10 minutes before frying.
Cook the croquette: (Cooking instructions for air fryer and oven in the blog)
Fry the croquettes, a few at a time, in plenty of frying oil at a temperature of 175 °C.
Once they are golden brown on all sides, drain them on absorbent paper to dry the excess oil.Salt the croquettes on top and serve!
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