The Potato Cheese Rolls–well–are the perfect little rolls of delight you can eat as an appetizer or as a snack. Whether you’re having an extravagant dinner with a loved one, or you’re having a nice and cozy afternoon with your family, there’s no question that these potato cheese rolls will make everything a little bit better.
So ready up your ingredients and continue to read below for tips and tricks, and some trivia along the way to make the best potato cheese rolls.
What are Potato Cheese Rolls?
Potato cheese rolls are basically a melted cheesy goodness wrapped up in potatoes and hams seasoned with salt and pepper–and made crispy on the outside!
These are more popularly known as croquettes in other places, but it can be confusing because the croquettes can be made using any ingredient you could imagine being partnered with potatoes, which is almost unlimited.
We are going for simple ingredients here–like ones that are easily available near you, or might be even in your kitchen already!
Here’s another recipe you can try: Cheesy Potato Balls Recipe
How to make Potato Cheese Rolls?
Making the potato cheese rolls is really simple! And the results will be satisfying because let’s admit it, who doesn’t want potatoes?
The whole procedure can be broken down into three major processes, so it will be easier for you to remember: First, we need to peel and boil the potatoes. Second, we are going to mix the potatoes with the other ingredients to make it as a “filling”. And last, we are going to dip it in the egg wash and coat it with breadcrumbs, then deep fry it.
As an alternative when boiling the potatoes, you can skip peeling them first and just make a slight cut around the middle of the potatoes instead. The potatoes will be soft after boiling and you can choose to peel it afterwards starting from where the cut is in the middle. This can save you much more time if you’re really itching to finish and munch this as early as you can. I know, it’s irresistible.
When wrapping the cheese with potatoes, a good idea is to skewer the cheese strips first (as mentioned in the recipe) and then completely wrap it with the mashed potato mixture. It is not a mandatory step but it will make it much easier for you to handle when preparing and cooking and to hold when you are about to eat it.
Notes on Ingredients
The ham and spring onions are good additional ingredients for some great flavors to pop out for this recipe, but it can easily be removed or replaced if they’re not available for you. Some good alternatives you can try are sausages, bacon, or hotdogs. Just be sure that it is at least lightly cooked and chop them into small bits the same way you would do with the ham and then mix it with the potatoes.
Dips are also encouraged for this irresistible snack! The cheese rolls are actually good on its own, but it wouldn’t hurt to try and spice up your afternoon snack more by having a dip. The common ones you can use are the tried and tested ketchup and mayonnaise combo, but feel free to experiment with the dips and you might discover a whole new flavor you might like!
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Potato Cheese Rolls Recipe
- Frying Pan
- 500 g potato, peeled
- 1 block (165 g) cheese, Eden or Ques-o, cut into strips
- ½ cup cooked ham, chopped
- ¼ cup spring onion, chopped
- 1 pc egg, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 cups water, for boiling
- 1 cup cooking oil, for frying
- In a cooking pot, pour-in water and bring to a boil.
- Add-in the peeled potatoes. Simmer until soft then transfer to a bowl or plate and let it cool.
- Mash the potatoes until a fine texture is achieved.
- Add-in the chopped cooked ham, chopped spring onions, and season with salt and pepper generously as desired. Mix until well-incorporated. Set aside.
- Skewer the cheese strips with a stick (optional, to hold the rolls later on).
- Scoop a part of the mashed potato mixture and then completely wrap the cheese with it. Repeat this step for the rest of the mixture.
- In two separate bowls, add-in the beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs separately.
- Completely dip the rolls into the beaten egg wash, and then coat with the breadcrumbs afterwards. Set aside.
- In a cooking pan, pour-in and heat over medium heat.
- Add-in the rolls. Deep-fry until all sides are golden brown.
- Transfer to a serving plate or serving tray and dry excess oil with paper towels. Serve with a dip of your choice and enjoy!
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