Potato, Mushroom, and Leek Croquettes

Photo: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr and Leigh Ann Ross

For a vegetarian option that's low in calories, try these crispy, pan-fried potato and mushroom croquettes.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 patties)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 266
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 12.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 29.3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 412mg
  • Calcium: 229mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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. 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. 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.
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