Starter: Parmesan & Bacon Croquettes

These these theeeesee are just so yummy (so naughty) but so yummy. Make sure the mash is super soft so you don’t get lumpy croquettes! Also have a go at a different variety or change them up! They are a perfect starter, side dish or just a cheeky snack!

Ingredients

2 baking potatoes

2 slices of streaky bacon

2 tablespoons of grated parmesan

½ cup (by this I mean literally a coffee cup) plain flour

2 slices of white bread, pulsed to breadcrumbs

1 egg

Harissa Mayo

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Method

Peel the potatoes cut into small chunks, put into a pan of water and boil for 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the streaky bacon into (cubes) and fry in a pan until super crispy.

When the potatoes are soft, drain and put back into a pan. Get a masher and mash mash mash until smooth (can add a small knob of butter). Add in half the parmesan and stir. Let this cool.

Mix together the potato, bacon and the rest of the parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Using a serving spoon, spoon 1-2 heaped tablespoons out of the mixture and form into sausage shape. Repeat until you’ve used it all up! Line onto some greasproof paper and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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In three bowls, add egg to one, flour to another and the breadcrumbs to the third.

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Take the croquettes out of the fridge and dip into the flour, into the egg and finally into the breadcrumbs.

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Heat about an inch sunflower oil in a deep pan and fry each croquette until crispy and golden on the outside. Sprinkle with a little extra parmesan.

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Serve with harissa mayo or garlic mayo!

Let me know if you try these and if you enjoy! Feel free to change it up (use a different cheese or try without bacon or even add in some spring onions or try with chorizo or ham – the possibilities are endless!!)

Comment below how you would make them!

Love, A x

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