Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cheesey Garlic Cauliflower and Mashed Potato Croquettes

A delicious combination of cauliflower and potatoes,  robust with garlic, herbs and panko you will love these as a side dish or with a salad... even the aroma of these baking is wonderful!

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets, trimmed of as much of the stems off as close as possible
2 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes boiled and mashed
1/4 cup sour cream
1 clove of chopped garlic minced fine
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, oregano, parsley and basil
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon each, salt and pepper
 1  container or package of Italian flavored breadcrumbs or panko

Fill a large pot with water and boil cauliflower and potatoes till tender. Drain well and add to a large bowl.  Add sour cream, parmesan, herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper, and add to food processor, heavy duty mixer with a flat beat bar or even by hand until smooth and well-combined but still  a little chunky. Roll into Italian flavored breadcrumbs.

Drop on a piece of parchment paper in mounds. You can also place them into oil sprayed cupcakes tins topped with  Italian flavored breadcrumbs. Bake on 350 degrees till browned and crispy on top.

Oh so good! Enjoy!!!!

41 comments:

Federica said...

These vegetarian croquettes are delicious, a great suggestion to take advantage of last cauliflowers. Great ^__^ Bye bye, have a good day

Belinda @zomppa said...

You know I love cauliflower - so gorgeous!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

wow wow wow.. love it.. Picture is so perfect !

valerioscialla said...

Beati ful recipe Claudia. I love cauliflower and with potato is very fantastic. Bye

FOODESSA said...

With the cauliflower being so misunderstood and underappreciated...these treats are perfect on the menu. Great flavours. Thanks.

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food said...

Just wonderful! I love everything about these croquettes.

Melynda said...

I searched your blog last night for a cauliflower recipe for my links, and came up empty handed, but today these are here. They look delicious and I can't wait to make them. thanks.

Dan said...

nice! I've never seen these breaded before!

Joanne said...

I have to try those. Can't see what's not to love - cauliflower, cheese...yum.

Jason said...

Looks absolutely delicious! We have been trying to get our kids to eat cauliflower, we have to call it white broccoli though as they love broccoli.

Pam said...

Love them! They look and sound wonderful!!!

Anncoo said...

WOW! Beautiful!! I love all the ingredients in this recipe, sounds so delicious :)

Victoria said...

Holy moly, Claudia, these are fantastic! I love cauliflower and potatoes (they go so well together in Indian cuisine too) and these croquettes look mouthwatering. Would love these as an app, side, or meatless meal :)

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, I bet that the aroma was just great while these were baking. Sounds great. My son can't eat cauliflower so I might try it with zucchini. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

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Foodafok said...

I love this idea. A wonderful masterpiece.

Big Dude said...

I once had cauliflower/mashed potatoes in a restaurant and enjoyed them, but I think I'd like this even better.

Claudia said...

Oh gorgeous! Rocco Di Spirito says replace potatoes with cauliflower - but I don't know - I like your combining them. These have as much allure as any gooey dessert - they just say "treat" with a health quotient!

StephenC said...

I thought I commented on this earlier today. Not! Had to come back and see it again, 'cause I have half a head of cauliflower and a bag of potatoes I bought today. I am sooooo going to make this.

Drick said...

I have never heard of such, these sound and look so great... I know they are, were and will be.... these are awesome...

hmariek said...

These would go REALLY good with some pasta! Who needs garlic bread? Such a great idea!

Torviewtoronto said...

Claudia this is a lovely combination haven't had this but it looks healthy and yummy

Reeni said...

What a delicious creation! Two of my favorites reinvented in a whole new way. Love it!

Elisabeth said...

Such a comforting and delicious side dish. Love the combination of the cauliflower and potatoes, also the crunchiness coated with Panko:D

I Sicilian said...

These look like such great hors d'oeuvres. Can't wait to try them I already saved the recipe on my desktop. And you know I love potatoes!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Yum is the word. What a fabulous use of cauliflower.

Christine's Pantry said...

Good way to get the kids eating their veggies. Well done.

Christine

Swathi said...

These croquettes looks awesome as it comtains, cheese, garlic , cauliflower and potato. what else is need to make delicious snack.

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

I love this :) they look so delicious, and I have everything to make it :D

Big Boys Oven said...

really awesome recipe sharing! I like it!

Dulce Dough said...

I love this combination! Thanks for sharing! I am always looking for great side dishes.

Lizzy said...

Oh, gosh, another winner, Claudia! I can always count on finding something yummy when I come to visit :)

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

We love cauliflower, even raw for dipping! This sounds tremendously good, Claudia. I'm always looking for great ways to prepare cauliflower! Photos are beautiful!

Rochelle (Acquired Life) said...

Love the flavor combo here! I'll be giving these croquettes a try as soon as I get my hands on some more cauliflower as I have the rest :)

denise @ bread expectations said...

Oh wow!! This is my idea of comfort food - and baked is so much better for a less guilty indulgence.

Dee Dee's Delights said...

This sound great, I am hosting a linky party called Sunday Buffet, Your welcome to add these to the Buffet line! http://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/p/sunday-buffet.html

Lo-mo said...

Love it! Garlic, potato, cheese....bread crumb coating!!! Looks fabulous!

Patsyk said...

Looks fantastic! I love finding new ways to prepare veggies!

briarrose said...

Beautiful side dish. I love the cauliflower and potato combo.

Magic of Spice said...

What a delightful recipe for croquettes... purely delicious!

The Mistress of Spices said...

These sound and look delectable! I'm totally bookmarking this recipe and will make these soon! Thanks!!!