Vegan potato and cauliflower croquettes 😛😍 Thanks to @thefoodietakesflight for this epic recipe! #NoMeatMay
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Potato and Cauliflower Croquettes
Makes 35-40 croquettes
4 cups shredded raw russet potatoes (from 4 medium sized potatoes)
2 cups roughly chopped cooked cauliflower (from 1 large head)
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp ground chia or flax seed meal + 6 tbsp water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tbsp + 1 tsp salt
Dash of black pepper
1 to 1 1/2 cup/s Japanese breadcrumbs or breadcrumbs of choice, for rolling
Tomato ketchup for dipping
Canola oil, for frying
1. Steam or boil the cauliflower until cooked, but not too overcooked as it will be mushy. Drain excess water. Slice them into small cubes. I prefer chopping them with a knife instead of processing them but you can also very quickly process them until they’re in small chunks.
2. Peel the potatoes and then shred them (I used a cheese grater). Place the potatoes in a strainer to drain out any excess liquid while preparing the other ingredients. Note that the potatoes will naturally turn brown once sliced and exposed.
3. In a small bowl, mix the chia/flax seed meal with the water. Leave to thicken for 5 minutes.
4. In a large bowl, mix the cauliflower, chia/flax ‘egg’ mixture, potatoes, garlic, basil, all purpose flour, salt, and pepper. Mix together until well incorporated. The mixture will be a little wet due to the potatoes that release water.
5. Form into whatever shape you’d like. Roll each one onto some breadcrumbs until coated throughout.
6. Heat a pan with some oil. Test the heat by placing a little breadcrumbs. If it bubbles, it's hot enough. Carefully add in the croquettes. Leave to cook until golden brown and crisp, moving and flipping halfway through. Once cooked, place in a strainer or on plate with paper towels to drain the excess oil.
7. Pair with ketchup or your dipping sauce of choice. Enjoy while hot! You can also refrigerate leftovers.* Note: Considering this is large batch, you can fry everything then