IMAGE © CHRIS TERRY

Makes: approx. 30 croquettes  
Preparation time: 30 minutes (plus 1 hour to set in the fridge) 
Cooking time: 8 minutes 





Ingredient

For the croquettes

  • 220g frozen peas, defrosted 
  • 80ml water 
  • 55g gram flour (chickpea flour) 
  • 10ml olive oil 
  • 2g cumin 
  • 4g sea salt 
  • 1tbsp lemon juice 
  • 100g frozen peas, defrosted, roughly chopped in a food processor 
  • 100g broad beans, roughly chopped in a food processor 
  • 3g fresh mint, chopped 
  • 100g Saint Agur blue cheese, crumbled 

For the breadcrumb coating

  • 50g plain flour 
  • 2 eggs, medium, organic/free-range, beaten 
  • 50g panko breadcrumbs 

For the Saint Agur purée

  • 100g Saint Agur blue cheese crème 
  • 25g crème fraîche 
  • 1tsp lemon juice 
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper 

Special equipment

  • Food processor
  • Blender
  • Deep fat fryer

Directions

For the croquettes

1Blend the peas and water together in a blender until smooth. Add the gram flour, olive oil, cumin, salt and lemon juice and blend until smooth.

2Place the mixture in a heavy-based saucepan, on a medium heat, and cook for 2-3 minutes until it begins to thicken. Now mix in the chopped peas, chopped broad beans, mint and crumbled Saint Agur blue cheese. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

3Place the mixture onto a piece of cling film and roll into a long sausage shape, approximately 3cm in diameter. Wrap the cling film around the mixture 3 times so that it holds its shape. Tie a knot in the cling film at each end to ensure it is wrapped tightly.

4Leave to cool in the fridge for 1 hour until fully set.

5Once cooled, remove the mixture from the fridge.

6Remove the cling film, cut and divide the mixture into 20g pieces.

7Shape into small patties and leave to chill in the fridge while you prepare for the next step.

For the breadcrumb coating

1Place the flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs into separate bowls.

2First, roll each croquette in the flour and dust off any excess.

3Then, dip each croquette in the beaten egg (no more than 5 at a time), followed by rolling each in the breadcrumbs.

4With clean hands, re-shape the croquettes if required and place them onto a clean tray lined with greaseproof paper.

5Place the tray in the fridge until required*.

For the Saint Agur purée

1In a medium bowl, mix all the purée ingredients together.

2Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

3Reserve in the fridge until required.

To cook the croquettes: 

1Pre-heat your fryer to 180°C.

2Cook the croquettes in batches of 10 (adjust batch size depending on the size of your fryer) for 1 minute until golden brown on the outside and hot in the middle.

To serve: 

1Serve the croquettes immediately, topped with the Saint Agur purée.

Raymond’s notes (*) 

* Alternatively, if you wish to cook the croquettes at a later date, you can place them in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. They can then be cooked in the fryer from frozen: You will need to cook them for 2-3 minutes until hot in the middle. 

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