Tuesday, September 20, 2011

French Potato Pancakes (Croquettes de Pommes)

From "Easy French Cookery", by Auguste Mario, 1910.

Boil some potatoes in the ordinary way, drain off the water, and allow to steam in front of the fire for ten minutes ; mash by pressing through a fine sieve ; replace in saucepan, with a piece of butter, the yolks of four eggs, a pinch of sugar, salt to taste, and a little nutmeg ; add finally half a teacupful of grated Parmesan cheese, mix thoroughly together, and let cook for five minutes.

Next divide the mixture into equal parts and roll in the form of a big cork on a floured table. Dip in beaten egg and breadcrumbs, plunge into boiling fat, cook till brown, season with salt, and serve.