Pork and potato croquettes

By Hope Malau
15 October 2015

These are a hit with young and old alike. Cook supper differently using mince and mashed potato.

Makes 24

Preparation: 15 min

Cooking: 25 min

300 g pork mince

½ onion, minced

10 ml (2 t) sugar

15 ml (1 T) soy sauce

2,5 ml (½ t) five-spice

500 ml (2 c) mashed potatoes

salt and pepper

30 ml (2 T) flour

1 egg, lightly beaten

250 ml (1 c) breadcrumbs

1. Mix the pork with the onion, sugar, soy and five-spice. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and pan-fry the pork until cooked and crumbly. Cool.

2. Mix the pork mince into the mashed potatoes and taste. Season accordingly with salt and pepper.

3. Using your hands, shape the mashed potato mixture into balls. Dip them in the flour, then the egg then the breadcrumbs. Heat about 500 ml (2 c) of oil in a deep-sided pot. Deep-fry the croquettes until crisp and golden brown. Drain them on paper towels.

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