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For one that doesn’t like potato, I love croquettes! But for a lazy one like me, croquettes are a bit time consuming to make. Have to cook the potatoes first, mash, season, roll with bread crumbs then fry.

But since I’m still chair-bound at home and really bored to tears, decided to finally try making croquettes and it’s one of the recommended stuff to try on the Air-fryer since it’s in the recipe book that comes with the fryer.

But actually, it wasn’t as troublesome as I thought it will be. Done up the mashed potato quite fast. The only time that is slightly more consuming is the waiting time to let the mashed potato cool down before seasoning. Altered the recipe slightly at the same time.

What you need (adapted from Philips Air-fryer Recipe Book)

300g starchy potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 egg yolk
50g Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp chives, chopped finely (i used 1 tbsp dried Parsley flakes)
Pepper & Salt for seasoning (i used black pepper and garlic salt)
Nutmeg (i omit)
2 tbsp vegetable oil mix with 50g bread crumbs

Method

1. Boil potato cubes in salted water for 15mins or till soft. Drain and mash the potatoes. Allow to cool.
2. Add egg yolk, cheese, flour and chives to mashed potato. Season with pepper, salt and nutmeg.
3. Preheat air fryer to 200 degree C.
4. Shape croquettes and rolled in oiled bread crumbs.
5. Air-fry for 4-6 mins. (i kept the croquettes in the fridge as i prepared them quite early and had to air-fry for 5mins, turn and another 5mins)

Alternatively, you can also deep-fry these, just omit the vegetable oil from the bread crumbs.

Firstly, the croquettes look VERY different from those in the recipe book, color-wise. I have no idea how the recipe book manage to make the croquettes’ color look so consistent. Mine didn’t turn out that way. And for easy washing, I did laid aluminum foil on the basket too. But I doubt this is why the color is not consistent.Secondly, the Parmesan cheese is very overwhelming. Thought I love cheese, this is a bit too much for me. Can try halving the Parmesan cheese or omit it and substitute with more seasoning. Or some other cheese. Or bacon would be nice.

I guess this is pretty alright but just not to our taste. Good to have one or two, but not more than that. But at least I cleared the potatoes in the house!

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