Eastern-Style Croquettes

A delicious looking croquette to add to The Cook Book Guru for this month. Sounds like the eating was good but perhaps this is a recipe where the effort doesn’t translate well to the end result. Part of the joys of trying and experimenting in the kitchen. Make sure you check out Glenda’s post for her experiences.


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This is another recipe from Charmaine Solomon’s The Complete Asian Cookbook which is this month’s feature cookbook on The Cook Book GuruI thought the croquettes were fantastic, stupendous, etc.  BUT (and, as you can see, it is a big “BUT”), I did not make them – Maus did and, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get her to say they were worth the effort.

Croquettes do take a bit of work.  You have to chop all the ingredients for the filling, cook the filling, cook and mash the potatoes, shape and crumb the croquettes and then fry them.  They are not something you can quickly whip up for the family after work.

Even though I really like them, there was no distinctive flavour.  It was just a nice combo.  Charmaine suggests serving them with chilli sauce, which we did.  The only trouble is, the chilli sauce became the strongest flavour.

We found we…

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