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Potato, Mushroom, and Leek Croquettes

Potato, Mushroom, and Leek Croquettes
Photo: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr and Leigh Ann Ross
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Serves 4 (serving size: 2 patties)

For a low-calorie vegetarian option, try these crispy, pan-fried potato and mushroom croquettes.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces coarsely chopped peeled Yukon gold potato
  • 4 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 4 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped leek
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 266
  • fat 10.9 g
  • satfat 4.2 g
  • monofat 4.7 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 12.4 g
  • carbohydrate 29.3 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 64 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 412 mg
  • calcium 229 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place potato in a pan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 8 minutes or until tender. Drain. Press potato through a ricer or food mill into a bowl.

  2. Place mushrooms, leek, and thyme in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add mushroom mixture; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mixture to potato. Add Gruyère, 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt, pepper, and egg yolk; stir until blended. Shape mixture into 8 (2-inch) round patties.

  3. Place flour in a shallow dish. Combine egg white and 2 teaspoons water in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-­Reggiano and panko in a shallow dish. Dredge patties in flour. Dip in egg mixture; dredge in panko mixture. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden.

Cook's Notes

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