Saturday, May 2, 2009

Croqueta de Patatas

Crunchy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside fried potatoes that make wonderful meal starters

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: Makes 8-10 pieces


  • ½ kg potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed well
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 8g Maggi magic sarap
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh milk or enough to make a paste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • ¼ kg ground beef
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 11g beef broth cube
  • ¼ cup minced spring onion
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • bread crumbs, as needed
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • cooking oil for frying

Hot Sauce: Combine -

  • ¼ cup chilli sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce + 1 tbsp calamansi juice
  • salt, sugar and pepper to taste


  1. Combine mashed potato, butter, and Maggi magic sarap. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour in fresh milk until a paste consistency is achieved. Set aside.
  2. Heat cooking oil, sauté garlic and onion until limp. Stir in ground beef and cook until the beef turns brown in color. Pour in water, add beef broth cube and spring onion. Continue cooking until mixture is almost dry. Let cool.
  3. Add flour to the mashed potato to achieve molding consistency. Scoop about 2 tbsp of the prepared mashed potato and fill it up with ground beef mixture. Shape into a ball or into small logs. Dip in beaten eggs then roll in breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat cooking oil. Fry the croqueta one by one until golden brown. Transfer onto a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve with the prepared sauce on the side.

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