Potato croquettes with Parmesan cheese from the Air Fryer are delicious and mouth-watering, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Using your air fryer means that you do not need a lot of oil. They are easy to make, just mash potatoes, put them in the egg coating mixture followed by the breadcrumb mixture, and finally bake in your air fryer. It makes these croquettes a perfect snack!
Let’s learn about the ingredients used in this recipe
Potatoes are used worldwide in different dishes. It is rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Potatoes can be divided into three categories: waxy, starchy, and those in-between.
The smoother potatoes are the waxy ones. The waxier, smoother texture makes them hold their shape while cooking. They are excellent for dishes like potato salad, potato soup, and when you want to boil or slice them. They are less suited for baking and frying.
If you want to bake or fry potatoes you should use starchy ones. potatoes are great for baking and frying. For cooking they are less suited because of their starch they fall apart quickly. For baking or frying, this is an advantage as they are more absorbent. They are also the most suitable potato if you want to make mashed potatoes.
The in-between potatoes have like the name suggests a little bit from both. If you want to purchase potatoes for more dishes this is the safest option. They can be used for most dishes.
– How to store potatoes?
Potatoes should be stored in dry, and dark places under the temperature of 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. They shouldn’t be stored around onions as they both emit natural gases that damage each other.
Fresh potatoes have a shelf life of about 2 months.
Parmesan cheese is a rich source of vitamins such as vitamin A, and Vitamin B6. Parmesan cheese has a great amount of protein and fats. 1 ounce of parmesan cheese contains 10g of protein.
Parmesan can be used in different ways, it can be sprinkled on dishes or can be used in soups. Parmesan cheese can be eaten as a snack.
– Parmesan or Mozzarella?
Mozzarella cheese is made from cow’s milk. 1 low-fat mozzarella cheese stick has 80 calories, 7g protein, and 222mg calcium. Parmesan cheese has 333mg calcium that is almost 33% more than Mozzarella cheese.
If Parmesan cheese is replaced with Mozzarella cheese it will bring out a different taste and texture because Mozzarella is very mild and barely has any taste.
● Ground Black pepper:
Black pepper is widely used in cooking around the world. It is often called “King of Spices”. Black pepper and its active ingredient, piperine, can have strong antioxidant activity, increase the absorption of certain nutrients and beneficial compounds.
The amount of black pepper commonly used in cooking and additives up to 20 mg piperine appears to be safe. However, black pepper can increase drug absorption and should be used with caution when combined with some medications. Black pepper is a flexible ingredient that can be added to a variety of recipes, including meat, fish, eggs, salads, and soups. Available at most grocery stores.
– How to grind black pepper?
Making black pepper at home is very fresh and will make your cooking taste extraordinary. Its use on your plate is very fresh and makes the dish delicious.
Its recipe is very easy. Follow the following steps:
- Dry the peppercorns until they are roasted well.
- Cool completely.
- Grind until powder formed.
- Keep in an airtight container.
Flour is often used as a coating agent and as well as the main ingredient in many baking recipes. Flour also acts as a binding agent. It gives a perfect shape to the dough and keeps the ingredients bind. In this recipe, it also acts as a binding agent as it is mixed with basil, ricotta, egg yolk, and pepper. It can be used with different seasonings, salt, paprika, and garlic powder
Eggs are a universal food and many people like them fried, boiled, scrambled, or baked. They are easy to incorporate into food. Eggs may be the most important ingredient in your fridge! They’re nutritious, they taste great, and their physical properties and components make them indispensable in the kitchen. Eggs are used to cover food with crumbs, flour, etc. as eggs help to adhere to these ingredients and give a brown appearance when cooked. Eggs have a sticky nature that allows them to glue two pieces of dough or noodles or to provide a sticky surface for sprinkling seeds.
Chives are green vegetables with a light onion-like taste. They have a sharp cooking onion-like taste. People tend to use chives as a garnish for main dishes or salads. Chives are a great source of vitamin A and folate.
Nutmeg is a spice that comes from the nutmeg tree. It is mostly found in Indonesia. Nutmeg is frequently used in desserts and beverages. It can be best paired with cream and cheese-based recipes. Nutmeg has a nutty and slightly sweet taste that has a strong aroma. It should be used carefully and a certain should be added in the dish otherwise it will change the taste. It can be added as a whole or grated.
– Substitution for nutmeg
There are a lot of options that can be used in place of nutmeg but the best one is mace. It comes from the same tree and has a similar taste as nutmeg. The difference is that mace is the outer covering of nutmeg before it is harvested.