Another Czech classic recipe: Croquette potatoes / Recept na krokety Another Czech classic recipe: Croquette potatoes | Czechmatediary

Another Czech classic recipe: Croquette potatoes / Recept na krokety

Smažené_kroketyKrokety have always been a fancy kind of way of serving potatoes in the Czech Republic. If you go to the restaurant there you either get french fries or croquettes as a side dish. I have never seen them served here in the US but maybe that’s because I don’t know their correct name in English? Either way, I found this extra easy recipe for making them at home and can’t wait to try them.

CZ: Chybi vam v cizokrajne zemi krokety? Udelejte si je doma sami! Recept vypada velmi jednoduse: 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs of cut up parsley
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs (30 g)
  • 3-4 boiled potatoes (500 g)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbs of butter (25 g)
  • To coat the krokety you need more eggs and breadcrumbs

Method:

 

  1. Boil potatoes in skin until soft. Let them cool down.
  2. Peal them and mash them up.
  3. Add egg yolks, butter, and bread crumbs and mix well
  4. Add parsley and salt
  5. Make balls out of the dough
  6. Dip the balls in some beat eggs and then roll them in breadcrumbs
  7. Fry finished balls on oil until golden brown

Source: http://recepty.vareni.cz/krupave-domaci-krokety/

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Terry S. March 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

The way this is written I can not tell if you use sweet potatoes or Irish potatoes. Can you tell me which one it is, please.

Vicky March 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

My mom used leftover mashed potatoes with some sauteed chopped onion mixed in. She dusted the patties with flour and fried. Very good.

marika March 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I think krokety are known in the U.S. as hush puppies.

Tanja March 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Hi Terry, you would use regular potatoes, not sweet potatoes

Tanja March 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Mariko, do hush puppies have all those ingredients in them? I thought they were just ground up potatoes formed in balls.

Terry S. March 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm

There are no potatoes in hush puppies.
Hush Puppies Recipe
6 cups peanut oil
1 1/2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
Using a deep pot, preheat oil for frying to 350 degrees F.
Using a mixing bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the onion. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Drop the batter, 1 teaspoon at a time, into the oil. Dip the spoon in a glass of water after each hushpuppy is dropped in the oil. Fry until golden brown, turning the hushpuppies during the cooking process.

Tanja March 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Oh, OK, thanks for the recipe. Now I will have to make both! :)

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