Taste of Cyprus Local Food Cheese croquettes with potatoes and courgettes (Tyrokroketes)

Cheese croquettes with potatoes and courgettes (Tyrokroketes)

Peel the potatoes, chop and cook in plenty of salted boiling water until soft. Roughly grate the courgettes, salt and leave them to release any water. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until soft. Add the grated courgettes, stir and cook for 7-8 minutes.
Drain the potatoes and mash them with a fork (do not blend). Stir in half of the butter, the fresh cream, cheese, the courgette mixture, a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper. Work the mixture with your hands and make cheese croquettes shaped like small burgers. Fry them for approximately 2 minutes on each side and place them on kitchen roll to drain. Serve hot.


½ kg (3 medium) potatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
300g (4 medium) courgettes
1/3 cup fresh cream
2 tbsps butter
2 tbsps olive oil
3/4 cup grated kefalotiri cheese
Nutmeg, salt, pepper
Oil for frying

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