Potato Croquetas With Saffron Aioli Recipe

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Potato Croquetas With Saffron Aioli
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  1. Prepare Croquetas:
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch pieces. Cover with salted cold water by 1 inch in a 2-quart saucepan, then boil until tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Drain in a colander. Force potatoes through ricer into a medium bowl and cool. (Can mash with masher or lightly whip with hand mixer.)
  4. Lightly beat 1 egg in a small bowl with a fork. Add to cooled potatoes along with herbs, butter, salt, and pepper and stir just until combined.
  5. Spoon tablespoons of potato mixture onto a tray, then lightly roll each into a ball between palms of your hands and return to tray.
  6. Lightly beat remaining 2 eggs in a small bowl and set aside.
  7. Spread flour in a shallow bowl, then spread bread crumbs in another shallow bowl.
  8. Working in 4 batches (of 6 or 7), roll balls in flour to coat, gently shaking off excess flour. Dip balls in egg, turning to coat and letting excess drip off, then roll in bread crumbs and return to tray. Chill, covered, 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  10. Heat 1 1/2 inches oil in a 3-quart pot until it registers 360°F on thermometer.
  11. Working in 4 batches, fry croquetas, turning if necessary, until browned, about 1 1/2 minutes per batch.
  12. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, then transfer to a baking pan and keep warm in oven while frying remaining croquetas. (Return oil to 360°F between batches.)
  13. **Croquetas can be fried up to 3 hours ahead and kept at room temperature. Reheat in a preheated 400°F oven 8 minutes.
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  15. Prepare Saffron Aioli:
  16. Put saffron threads in a small cup, then add hot water and let stand 5 minutes.
  17. Purée saffron mixture with remaining ingredients in a mini food processor or a blender until smooth.
  18. **Aioli can be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before serving (this will take about 1 hour).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 426.32 Kcal (1785 kJ)
Calories from fat 388.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.16g 66%
Cholesterol 27.72mg 9%
Sodium 131.59mg 5%
Potassium 67.62mg 1%
Total Carbs 9.03g 3%
Sugars 1.45g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.88g 4%
Protein 1.92g 4%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 17mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 551.53 Kcal (2309 kJ)
Calories from fat 502.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.84g 66%
Cholesterol 35.86mg 9%
Sodium 170.24mg 5%
Potassium 87.47mg 1%
Total Carbs 11.68g 3%
Sugars 1.87g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.14g 4%
Protein 2.48g 4%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 7%
Iron 0.7mg 3%
Calcium 22mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.9
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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