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Wild garlic croquettes

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Vegetarian mains

Wild garlic croquettes

Side Serves 6 1h 15 min
Pungent, crispy golden croquettes for garlic lovers. If you're serving this to kids or are trying it for the first time, you could halve the amount of wild garlic - these are quite potent. Serve as a main with veg or salad, or as a side dish to roast chicken, pork or lamb. If you want to go looking for your own wild garlic in spring, damp, shady, wooded places are the best.

Ingredients

  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 50g butter
  • 100g wild garlic leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • splash of milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 100g dry breadcrumbs

Method

Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 1h 10 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
  • Step 2

    Cook the potatoes in a large pan of salted boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and leave in the colander to steam dry for 2 minutes.
  • Step 3

    Put them back in the pan and add the butter. Mash until smooth and season.
  • Step 4

    Stir in the wild garlic. Leave to cool fully, then transfer to the fridge and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Step 5

    Divide the mixture evenly into 12 and form into sausage shapes.
  • Step 6

    Beat the eggs and milk in a bowl. Put the breadcrumbs in another bowl.
  • Step 7

    Dip each of the sausage shapes in the egg, then the breadcrumbs to coat.
  • Step 8

    Place on a non-stick baking tray and bake for about 25 minutes, until golden.