Otherwise known as “POTATO THINGS” since my childhood.
I know, I know… my friends have often heard me say that Pizza is my favourite food, and it is. BUT – and I mean BUT – when I am home in Toronto, and my Nonna feels like treating me she makes the best thing in the world!
POTATO THINGS (ahem – croquettes)!
She called me over just a few minutes ago, and asked me to “please come by for a surprise” – even though I had already been there this morning for a little chat session – and I KNEW it was going to be good…
Here is how she does it:
1. Boil Potatoes
2. Smash Potatoes
3. Add egg (Ratio is 3 large potatoes: 1 egg) + Salt + Pepper + Parsley + Cheese (Romano or Parmesan) to the smashed potatoes
4. You have two choices (a) roll them into rectangular shapes as seen in the photographs OR (b) roll into balls and flatten
It’s probably in my head, but I prefer when they aren’t flattened because they just don’t have the same taste…
5. Once rolled cover (gently) in egg
6. Cover (gently) in bread crumbs
Nonna makes her own fresh bread crumbs, but you can use store-bought…
7. FRY in olive oil
These delectable potato’s taste best when right out of the oil… watch yourself, and don’t burn your mouth! Once they are slightly cooled you need to bust into them. They are crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Best treat of the summer, and easy to make – even though mine have never tasted as good as Nonna’s – you must try this recipe! You will not regret it!
P.S. I’ve already eaten… umm… four & counting…