Potato and Garbanzo Bean Croquettes

20110910-102341.jpgSo have you ever created a dish based on a condiment that you were craving? Well that is how this appetizer came to be. A few weeks back I had a taste of Trader Joe’s new cocktail sauce on my finger and have been trying to figure out what to eat it on ever since! In my cookbook reading I came across a recipe for crab croquettes that were served with a tomato sauce and I thought if I could veganize these they would go great with cocktail sauce and they were. It is like an adult tatter tot with adult ketchup but even the little vegan liked them minus the cocktail sauce.

1 1/2 lbs potatoes – peeled and quartered
15oz garbanzo beans – drained
1/2 tsp dried kelp
1 tsp dill
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 tbsp vegan butter
1/2 cup heavy cashew cream
Cocktail sauce for dipping

Boil potatoes until tender and then drain thoroughly allowing to sit about three minutes. While potatoes are cooking, drain garbanzo beans. In a large bowl mix beans, kelp and dill and with a potato masher, mash the beans. They do not need to be completely mashed. After potatoes have sat for a few minutes mash them. Add the potatoes and remaining ingredients to beans and mix well.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll mix into 3/4″ thick, 3″ long cylinders. Place cylinders on parchment paper and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
When ready to cook deep fry at 375 degrees until golden brown (approximately 2 minutes.) Serve hot with cocktail sauce. Makes 20.


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8 Responses to Potato and Garbanzo Bean Croquettes

  1. the RA Vegan says:

    Oh wow those look wonderful!!

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  5. These DO look wonderful! I don’t have the ability to deep fry, however — can I still make them?

    • Since posting these I rarely pull out the fryer anymore. I haven’t tried it but I would pan fry them to get them brown and crispy. Then throw them in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes to warm up the insides.

      • cardassianvole says:

        Thank you so much! I didn’t really expect to get a reply given how long ago this was posted but you have made me a happy lady 😀

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