Black Bean + Sweet Potato CroquettesAugust 4, 2009 at 12:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
Croquettes might be a stretch. These are more like mini bean burgers.
I used to love getting croquettes back in Miami. They had a creamy filling and a crispy outside and were definitely a favorite treat of mine. Actually any Cuban food is a favorite treat of mine. Too bad I have yet to find a good Cuban place outside of Miami. Sigh.
I don’t really have many measurements because I was using up leftovers in the ol fridge. But here’s what mine had in em
- 1 small sweet potato sans skin, cooked
- ~1/4 c. black beans, mashed
- ~1/3 c. ff refried black beans
- ~1/3 c. corn kernels
- some chopped onion
- 3 chopped up mushrooms
- garlic powder
- Lawry’s Seasoned Salt (aka best seasoning salt eva)
- 3 T. salsa
- 1.5 T whole flax, ground
- sprinkle of panko bread crumbs, ground up with flax
I mixed everything together, minus the flax and panko bread crumbs. Then I rolled each of the balls in the flax + bread crumb mix and baked them on a greased cookie sheet at 425 * for 30 minutes.
I liked em! Next time I would make them bigger though. I used a tablespoon to scoop them out and thought it would be more fun to have a lot of balls (seriously I keep throwing myself into this) but I think the texture would be more croquet-ish if I had kept the balls bigger. I also wish I had seasoned the flax mix with some chili + cumin. Next time!
Well at least we got through Monday, folks. I actually got into work early this morning so I was hoping I would be able to leave early. Not so much. About 20 minutes before I was supposed to leave I was handed a project that absolutelyhadtobedonetoday. Oh joy. So I ended up staying later then I normally do. Ah well! I’ll leave early tomorrow 😀 Which actually works out nicely because James has tomorrow off from trabajo! See that silver lining folks? I like it. PLUS tomorrow is “Dime Cookie Tuesday” at Whole Foods in Cary. Heard about that on twitter. See twitter IS important!
K James just got home. Time to go! Tata!