1 sweet potato, 2 large baking potatoes, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 2 tsp. chopped fresh dill, 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, 1 cup regular breadcrumbs, 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, 2 eggs, 1 oz. heavy cream, 1 cup all-purpose flour, vegetable oil for frying.
Recipe: Peel and cut the potatoes to large chunks. Boil the potatoes, strain and mash them. Add the garlic powder, fresh dill, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Mix the panko and regular breadcrumbs with the Parmesan cheese and put the mixture in a shallow bowl. Beat lightly the eggs with the cream and pour the mixture in a bowl. Put the flour in a third bowl. Form oval shaped croquettes from the potato mixture and dredge them in the flour, then dip them in the eggs and roll them in the breadcrumbs to coat them completely. Deep-fry the croquettes for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Put the croquettes on tissue paper for 1 minute after frying to remove any excess oil. Serve the potato croquettes with cucumber-dill sauce for dipping, or another sauce you desire.
This is a recipe for a veggie burger made with black beans, and is suitable for vegetarians who consume eggs.
Two 8 oz. cans of black beans or the same amount of boiled beans, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon natural smoke essence, 1 oz. instant oatmeal, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tablespoon chopped green onion, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Boil the black beans and strain them. If using canned beans, drain the liquid and place the beans in a food processor. Process them until they are pasty. Alternatively, you can mash the beans with a potato masher.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Form burger patties. You should have enough mixture to form 6 veggie burgers.
If using a convection oven you can place the veggie burger patties on parchment paper, or use aluminum foil for a conventional oven. Bake for about 8 minutes on each side at 375 F, or until cooked through.
At this point you can either use the veggie burger patties, or you can grill them briefly in order to give them some nice grill marks. That’s your choice. The veggie burgers will taste like grilled because of the smike essence, so grilling them is not required.
I served my veggie burger from the photo above with tomato, pickle, lettuce, mayo and pickled candied red onions in a sesame bun. Enjoy.
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