Mexican Jalapeño Cheddar Croquettes

Mexican Jalapeno Cheddar Croquettes piled high in while bowl and garnished with fresh cilantro.
Mexican Jalapeno Cheddar Croquettes
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Super crispy little potato bombs filled with cheddar and jalapeño.
    Servings Prep Time
    20-22 croquettes 15 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    15 minutes 20 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    20-22 croquettes 15 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    15 minutes 20 minutes
    Mexican Jalapeno Cheddar Croquettes piled high in while bowl and garnished with fresh cilantro.
    Mexican Jalapeno Cheddar Croquettes
    Print Recipe
    Super crispy little potato bombs filled with cheddar and jalapeño.
      Servings Prep Time
      20-22 croquettes 15 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      15 minutes 20 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      20-22 croquettes 15 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      15 minutes 20 minutes
      Ingredients
      Croquettes
      Breading
      Servings: croquettes
      Instructions
      Croquettes
      1. In a large bowl stir together mashed potatoes, sour cream, egg, salt and pepper until well combined. Stir in cheddar cheese, jalapeño and chives. Place approximately 3 tbsp of mixture in the palm of your hand and roll into a 2" long oval. Continue with remaining potato, placing each on a tray when formed. Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes. Can be done several hours ahead.
      2. Place several croquettes into flour and turn to coat. Shake off excess and dunk in egg wash, turning to coat completely. Scoop out of egg wash and roll in breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere and coat completely. Set aside on a tray and repeat with remaining croquettes.
      3. Using a deep fryer or large pot with at least 3" of oil, heat to 350℉. Gently place as many croquettes that will fit (without overcrowding) into the pot. Maintaining 350℉ cook for 4-5 minutes. Using a slotted scoop remove croquettes to a paper towel-lined plate. Keep warm in a low oven and repeat with remaining croquettes. Serve immediately with your favourite salsa.
      Breading
      1. Using three shallow dishes, in the first combine ground tortilla chips, breadcrumbs and chill powder. In the second whisk eggs with milk. For the third, generously season the flour with salt and pepper. Arrange dishes for breading station starting with flour, egg wash and breadcrumbs
      Recipe Notes

      Pulse tortilla chips in a mini processor until the size of panko breadcrumbs.  If a processor is not available, place tortilla chips in a sealable bag and crush with a rolling pin.

      Pistachio Crusted Scallops on Brown Butter Mashed

      Pistachio Crusted Scallops on Brown Butter Mashed are tender scallops coated with pistachios and served on brown butter mashed potatoes.
      Pistachio Crusted Scallops on Brown Butter Mashed
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      Tender scallops crusted with pistachios and served on brown butter mashed potatoes.
        Servings Prep Time
        4 people 15 minutes
        Cook Time
        30 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        4 people 15 minutes
        Cook Time
        30 minutes
        Pistachio Crusted Scallops on Brown Butter Mashed are tender scallops coated with pistachios and served on brown butter mashed potatoes.
        Pistachio Crusted Scallops on Brown Butter Mashed
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        Tender scallops crusted with pistachios and served on brown butter mashed potatoes.
          Servings Prep Time
          4 people 15 minutes
          Cook Time
          30 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          4 people 15 minutes
          Cook Time
          30 minutes
          Ingredients
          Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
          Pistachio Crusted Scallops
          Servings: people
          Instructions
          Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
          1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt butter until foamy. Continue to heat until milk solids start to brown, swirling or stirring often. Once they start to brown remove from heat as they will continue to brown slightly off the heat. Set aside.
          2. In a large pot cook potatoes in salted water until fork tender, approximately 20-25 minutes depending on size. Drain well and return to low heat to dry slightly. Mashed until smooth. Add 4 Tbsp of brown butter, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper and mash until well combined and smooth. Keep warm over low heat.
          Pistachio Crusted Scallops
          1. While potatoes are cooking prepare the coating by combining pistachios, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper in a mini food processor or grinder. Pulse until small crumbs form and transfer to shallow dish. Set aside. Whisk egg with 1 Tbsp of water, set aside.
          2. Preheat a medium size non stick sauté pan over medium low heat, add oil. Dunk one flat side of scallop into egg wash and then into pistachio bread crumb mixture, pressing lightly to adhere coating. Place coating side down in pan, repeat with remaining scallops. Cook for 3 minutes, adjusting heat to attain a golden brown colour on coating. Using a flat spatula turn scallops and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160℉ is reached.
          3. Place a bed of brown butter mashed onto plate and top with 3-4 scallops, drizzle with brown butter and serve immediately.

          Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise

          Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise
          Italian Turkey Burger with Basil Mayonnaise
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          A flavourful and juicy turkey burger topped with a refreshing basil mayonnaise.
            Servings Prep Time
            6 people 15 minutes
            Cook Time
            10 minutes
            Servings Prep Time
            6 people 15 minutes
            Cook Time
            10 minutes
            Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise
            Italian Turkey Burger with Basil Mayonnaise
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            A flavourful and juicy turkey burger topped with a refreshing basil mayonnaise.
              Servings Prep Time
              6 people 15 minutes
              Cook Time
              10 minutes
              Servings Prep Time
              6 people 15 minutes
              Cook Time
              10 minutes
              Ingredients
              Italian Turkey Burgers
              Basil Mayonnaise
              Servings: people
              Instructions
              Italian Turkey Burgers
              1. In a small bowl whisk together egg, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, pepper and salt. Set aside.
              2. In a medium size bowl gently mix together ground turkey, Italian sausage, onion, red pepper and parsley. Add egg mixture and breadcrumbs and mix with hands until well combined.
              3. Form into approximately 4- 41/2 ounce patties 1/2 inch thick, making an indent in the center of each patty.
              4. Preheat grill to medium high. Lightly brush each patty with oil and grill for approximately 5 minutes per side or until 170℉ is reached. Remove from grill and serve with Basil Mayonnaise.
              Basil Mayonnaise
              1. In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
              Recipe Notes

              Recipe Source:  Compelled To Cook