Veggie Croquettes | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

Hey everyone and welcome back to #RecipeADayMay! Today’s recipe is another one that’s been on the ‘try this’ list for quite some time. Side note: doing this series this month has seriously helped push me into trying to make those things that I’ve been saying I’ll make ‘someday’. Much to my mother’s delight, I’ve perfected my veggie croquettes. I thought this would be slightly harder than it was. There’s many different egg replacement options depending on what you needed the egg for in the first place, but the egg wash is something I always struggle with. Turns out I’m an idiot because dipping them in almond milk worked perfectly.   

I filled mine with peas and peppers as I wanted to keep them fresh, but you could add any vegetable or seasoning that you wanted.  

They do take quite a while to make, which is the only downside, but I guess that’s inevitable with any recipe that requires certain ingredients to be cooked before the main dish is prepared.  

veggie croquettes

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan and can be nut free depending on your choice of milk.  

Serves: 15 croquettes  

Prep time: 45 minutes  

Cook time: 25 minutes  

Ingredients  

  • Approx. 750g potatoes, peeled and chopped into smaller cubes 
  • 1 cup peas (if using frozen, defrost first) 
  • ½ pepper finely chopped, preferably red/ yellow/ orange 
  • 1 tsp garlic pepper seasoning  
  • 2-3 tbsp dairy free milk  
  • ½ cup dairy free milk  
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, I used GF but pick any of your choice 

Method 

  1. Boil the potatoes for about 20-25 minutes until tender when you touch them with a knife. Then, drain and mash them with the 2-3 tbsp of dairy free milk. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 220°c. 
  3. Next, stir in the peas, peppers and garlic pepper seasoning. Leave mixture to cool for a few minutes until they’re cool enough to be handled.   
  4. Take one heaped tbsp of mixture and mould it to your desired shape. 
  5. Put the extra milk and breadcrumbs into two small bowls or dishes then dip each croquette in the milk, making sure it’s fully covered then do the same with the breadcrumbs.  
  6. Place coated croquettes on a baking tray in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes until they’re golden and crispy. Turn them over half way.  

Serve and enjoy!

Cooking tip: For those of you using GF breadcrumbs, you may notice that they don’t brown and crisp as well as regular breadcrumbs do. If this is the case and you’d like them to look just like the original, spray each croquette with 1 or 2 sprays of fry spray when you turn them over.  

veggie croquettes

Do you guys like veggie croquettes or do you prefer plain potato? Is there someone in your life who would love to try these? 

Until tomorrow,  

Sophie  

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16 Comments

  1. Malini
    17th May 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Great recipe.. Will try soon. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. 17th May 2018 / 5:08 pm

    I love veggie croquettes they are super yummie.
    You could give me either potato or veggie. I would equally enjoy it.
    Question: do you freeze up the ragout a little before using it? I heard that this can help them with the process of the rolling into breadcrumbs.

  3. 17th May 2018 / 5:14 pm

    Ooo those look yummy! I’m in the process of becoming vegetarian and have been looking for recipes like this Will be saving it to try in the future

    Jo | http://www.mindfuladventures.co.uk

  4. 17th May 2018 / 5:17 pm

    Ooooh this looks so appetizing! I love veggie croquette but haven’t had them in ages! I have not been in the kitchen very often lately so i think i’d need to get back in and try these! xx corinne

  5. 17th May 2018 / 5:17 pm

    I LOVE croquettes! I’ve never made them before though, but now I really want to! I bet my kid would love these too!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

  6. Ayse
    17th May 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I’ve never heard of this recipe before or seen it anywhere but it looks super tasty!

    Ayse x

  7. 17th May 2018 / 5:25 pm

    What a fab idea for a recipe Sophie! I’ve never tried veggie croquettes before (or even knew they existed) but they do look delicious! I imagine these are even tastier than the potato version. I’m going to have to try these someday. Thank you for the inspiration <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  8. 17th May 2018 / 6:00 pm

    These look great! I’ve never tried croquettes before but they serve them to the patients in the hospital I work at and they’re about the only thing that looks appetising haha x
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com/

  9. 17th May 2018 / 6:11 pm

    I wasn’t going to click on the link since I’m fasting but oh, what the heck, this looks too good not to look for its recipe! My little brother loves croquette and this is such a great idea, Sophie. Thank you for sharing! x Ain

  10. 17th May 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I’m a total sucker for some potato croquettes (could probably sit and eat a plate full tbh) but never tried veggie ones.

    Going to save this recipe to try at a later date!

    Katt | http://www.thirteenbeautysecrets.com

  11. 17th May 2018 / 6:55 pm

    These look gorgeous! I love croquettes and haven’t had them in ages. I’m sure the extra preparation time is more than worth it for the taste and I’m glad you have managed to find a good substitute for the egg. Great post

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

  12. 17th May 2018 / 7:07 pm

    These look amazing and I’m sure they tasted it too! I love cheese croquettes but have never tried vegetable ones before but I’m dying too now! Great recipe xx

  13. 17th May 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Oh, I love croquettes but I have to confess I’ve never thought about making them myself, I think I’d rather someone else make them for me, haha. I have a vegetarian friend who loves cooking so I’ll pass this over to her and hope she needs a taste tester because they look delicious! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  14. 17th May 2018 / 9:31 pm

    These croquettes look really lovely, I didn’t realise they be so straight forward, I like vegetarian food sometimes so I’ll definitely give them a try

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