Have you ever eaten a potato croquette? I have them very rarely, but every time I eat one I am taken aback with how freaking good they are. Recently I had one at Fiamma that I just can't get out of my head. That's what made me decide to give these a whirl. That and the fact that whenever I'm on vacation I'm always looking for a project I would never have time for during the week.
This recipe comes from Food and Wine. The recipe looks long and daunting, but it really doesn't require a lot of skill. It's just time consuming.
Note: I do not have a food mill, I used a cheese grated to break down the potatoes after they cooled. It worked very well.
Was it worth the 2 hours? Yes, for sure. These were exactly what I wanted them to be. Soft and fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
I can't believe I made potato croquettes!! Now I need to have a formal dinner party to dazzle some guests with these.