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Potato and Ground Pork Croquettes

Potato and Ground Pork Croquettes

These are very easy since the microwave is used for some prep work.
You can make these croquettes without a lot of meat.

Ingredients: 6 croquettes

Potatoes
5 medium or 4 learge
Ground pork
150 to 200 g (or to taste)
Onion
1 small
Salt (for the onion)
1 teaspoon or to taste
Pepper (for the onion)
1/4 teaspoon or to taste
Salt and pepper (for the meat mixture)
To taste (to adjust the seasoning)
Panko
10 tablespoons
Flour
6 tablespoons
Eggs
2 small or 1 large
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)
About 1/2 full in a frying pan
Olive oil (for the onions) - or vegetable oil
about 1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan.
2. This is about the amount of ground pork needed. I used 200 g.
3. Saute the chopped up onion in the frying pan. Season with salt and pepper.
4. When the onion is transparent, add the ground pork.
5. When they are about this color, sprinkle on a little more salt and pepper to bring the flavor together. (About 1 shake of pepper and 2 shakes of salt.)
6. Peel the potatoes, cut into half then cut each half into 6 pieces. Put the pieces in a bowl of water, then drain. Steam the potato pieces in the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes. (If your microwave oven doesn't have a Steam function, just sprinkle the potato pieces with water and cook.)
7. When the potatoes are cooked, poke a piece with a toothpick. If it goes through they are done. Check them while they are cooking so that they don't get too mushy or burned.
8. Mash the potatoes while they're still hot. Just mash them as much as you like.
9. Add the sauteed onion and ground pork to the potato, and season with salt and pepper. Taste before you add the salt and pepper; it may not need it.
10. Divide into 6 portions, and form into patties.
11. Coat the formed patties in flour, beaten egg, then panko.
12. When the patties are coated, make the oil ready.
13. Fill a frying pan about half full with vegetable oil. Heat the oil to 180°C, then add the patties. Fry until golden brown on both sides and they're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother used to make these croquettes for me a lot.
They're my husband's favorites, so he requests them all the time.