Croquettes are fried food that can be made in different shapes and sizes. A lot of people serve these tasty morsels with a dipping sauce, such as marinara, mayonnaise etc., and can also be served as a snack or as an entree. I’ve never had croquette before, and this is the first time I have ever made and ate one. Thus made me hesitant to make it, but glad I did because they actually turned out quite tasty! 🙂
- 4 Japanese eggplants
- 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 ½ cups italian bread crumbs
- 2 extra-large eggs, beaten
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and black pepper
- ½ – 1 cup canola oil, for frying
Preheat the over to 475º F. Place the eggplants in a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes each side. Remove any burnt skin and drain any liquid from the eggplants by squeezing, and chop finely.
Place the chopped eggplant in a large mixing bowl. Add the cheddar, parmesan, bread crumbs, eggs, parsley, basil, onion, garlic and season with salt and black pepper, and mix well. Form the eggplant batter into patties. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Fry the eggplant patties until golden brown, about 5 minutes each side. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.
Prep: 15-20 minutes | Cook: 20-30 mins | Yield: 6 large croquettes | Level: Intermediate