Sweet potato, taro and turmeric croquettes

Sweet potato, taro and turmeric croquettes

chả khoai lang

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From
Real Vietnamese Cooking
Serves
24
Photographer
Michael Fountoulakis

Another example of peasant food making its way back onto city plates. Reminiscent of French potato croquettes, these make a wonderful snack.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 small white sweet potato
300g taro
4 potatoes
2cm knob fresh turmeric, roughly chopped
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 handful coriander, roughly chopped
30g Fried shallots
2/3 teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 eggs
80ml milk
plain flour, for dusting
200g dry breadcrumbs
vegetable oil, for pan-frying

Method

  1. Prepare a steamer by bringing a large saucepan of water to the boil.
  2. Meanwhile, peel the sweet potato, taro and potatoes and cut them into chunks of the same size. Place the vegetables on a steaming tray and cook for 10-15 minutes, until a knife easily passes through the flesh. The taro will need to be removed first as it cooks more quickly than the other vegetables.
  3. Working in batches, put the cooked vegetables and the turmeric in a mortar and pound to a smooth, shiny purée with the pestle; alternatively, you can use a food processor. Transfer each batch to a bowl.
  4. Add the spring onion, coriander, fried shallots, salt and pepper and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Using damp fingers or a piping bag, form the mixture into thick croquettes, about 7 cm long.
  6. Mix together the eggs and milk. Lightly dust the croquettes with the flour, cover with the egg wash, then coat with the breadcrumb.
  7. Heat about 2 cm of oil in a wok or saucepan. Add the croquettes and fry in batches over high heat for 4-5 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towel and serve hot.
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