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The traditional german potato croquettes can be paired with steak, roast beef, or any other meat dish.



Step by Step method

  1. Scrub or wash potatoes.
  2. Boil in salty water in their skins until fork tender.
  3. Drain water, and peel potatoes.
  4. Press through the potato ricer into a bowl while still hot. Let cool.
  5. Separate egg carefully, add 1 egg yolk and the butter in flakes to the potatoes as well as the flour, the salt and the nutmeg.
  6. Whisk the egg white in a separate bowl, add the bread crumbs into a second bowl and set aside. 
  7. Knead the dough quickly with your hands.
  8. Make golf size balls then shape into cylindrical form.
  9. Place the croquettes into the whisked egg white and coat on all sides, then place them into the bread crumbs by gently pressing.
  10. Pre-heat a deep fryer or a large skillet 0.5 - 1 inch high with oil to medium-high or 180° C/ 356° F.
  11. Drop a few bread crumbs inside the oil if not using a deep fryer, if oil sizzles around bread crumbs then the oil is hot enough.
  12. Adjust heat down to medium or medium-low if croquettes are browning too quickly.
  13. Turn croquettes occasionally and fry until golden brown.
  14. Bon appetit!

Tips & variations

  • Yukon Gold potatoes are not recommended as they contain too much moisture.