Thursday, June 14, 2012


makes eight croquettes

2 cups soft breadcrumbs
2 spring onions
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
3 rashers lean bacon
½ teaspoon iodised salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
¼ cup oil
2 tablespoons butter

Place fresh, soft breadcrumbs in a bowl. Wash spring onions and slice finely. Add to breadcrumbs with mozzarella. Remove rind and any fat from bacon. Chop bacon roughly. Add to breadcrumb mixture with salt and pepper. Combine. Measure out ¼ cupfuls of mixture and shape into croquettes. Place dried breadcrumbs on a piece of greaseproof paper. Beat egg and water together. Dip croquettes in egg mixture and roll in breadcrumbs. Heat oil and butter in a frying pan and cook for five to eight minutes, turning to brown all sides. Serve with relish and salad.

bacon recipe courtesy of: New Zealand Woman's WeeklyPO Box 90119, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand