Friday, 29 October 2010

courgettes and chees croquettes

I have been away for a while, so firstly I apologize for the lack of recipes over the last few weeks. Things should get better now and I will be back on the blog with more constance...I promise!
Today I have tried a dead easy (and cheap!) recipe inspired by an Italian friend that suggested the same one with feta. I don't have any feta cheese so I had to go with cheddar for this one, though I think parmesan would be an even better choice. Anyway...it took me about 15 minutes in total to prepare and cook these tasty croquettes so anyone should be able to do it (I guess! :))
Ingredients you will need for about 12 croquettes:

- 2 courgettes
- 2 eggs
- 1 medium onion
- 100 cheese (feta, parmesan, or cheddar - the one I used for my attempt)
- 1 cup of bread crumbs
- chopped parsley
- 50 gr all purpose flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- seeds oil for frying

Using a regular grater, grate the 2 courgettes, the cheese and the onion in a bowl. Add the 2 eggs, the parsley, the bread crumbs and mix well.


Form some small balls ( I try  to give them a flat shape, not too spherical so they cook better) and dust them with some all purpose flour. In the meantime, warm up the oil in a frying pan




 fry them for about 10/12 minutes turning them until crispy and golden on the outside:



yum! This smells so nice! 


If you are using feta cheese, I would suggest not to add any salt as this kind of cheese is already very salty.

Once these are ready, leave them on some kitchen paper for 5 minutes so that the extra oil is absorbed and serve hot with some dipping sauces, some garlic ciabatta and fresh green salad.

Buon appetito!

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