3 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2″ chunks
2 Tbsp J. Olive Co. Baklouti Olive Oil
1 Tbsp J. Olive Co. Garlic Olive Oil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese cut into 1/2″ cubes
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp finely minced flat leaf parsley
2 teaspoons sea salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups fine breadcrumbs
For frying: Use an extremely fresh, J. Olive Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a very low FFA, and very high phenol content for high heat stability.
Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough salted water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for approximately 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Allow the potatoes to cool completely. Mash the cooled potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and add the garlic olive oil, Baklouti olive oil, Parmesan, parsley, and one beaten egg. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
Beat the remaining two eggs in a separate bowl, and add the bread crumbs to another bowl.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Form the potato mixture in to a 2″ oblong shape. Push a piece of mozarella in to the center of each oblong, and form the potato around in so that it is completely encased. Coat each croquette in egg, and then roll in bread crumbs to thoroughly coat. Set aside on the baking sheet.
Heat 2″ of J. Olive Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oi in a heavy frying pan over medium high heat. When a deep fry thermometer reaches 375, fry the croquettes in batches until deep golden brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Enjoy immediately.