Friday, 11 April 2014

Potato and Mushroom Croquettes & Sweet Potato Kugel

1. Potato and Mushroom Croquettes
1.1/2 lbs potatoes - (not waxy ones) - peeled and chopped
1 onion - peeled and chopped
1/4 lb. mushrooms (chestnut pref.)
1 tsp. oil
1 tblsp. water
salt/pepper - to taste
1 cup of matzot meal (or cornmeal)
oil for frying (shallow)

1. Boil the potatoes until tender, drain and mash.
2. In a separate pan - pour in the oil and water, heat, and cook the mushrooms for about 3 mins.
3. In a large bowl mix the mashed potatoes, onions and mushrooms, (add the cooking liquid, if any, a little at a time for right consistency), seasonings and meal.
4. Form into croquettes / patties.
5. Fry for about 8 mins on each side.

2. Sweet Potato Kugel- this recipe can also be used as a 'Stuffing'

Oven: 190deg. C
6 small sweet potatoes - peeled and grated (or blitzed in the processor)
3 apples - peeled and grated (or blitzed)
1 cup of raisins
1 cup of matzot meal (or cornmeal)
2 tsps. cinnamon
1 cup of walnuts (optional)
1 cup of fruit juice or water

1. Mix all the ingredients together.
2. Press into a greased baking dish and bake for about 45 mins. until crisp on top.
3. Serve hot or reheated.

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