Taste of Cyprus Local Food Polenta and cheese croquettes

Polenta and cheese croquettes

Ingredients

½ cup polenta

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups water

½ cup whipping cream

100 gr grated parmesan cheese

100 gr grated Edam cheese or kefalotyri

½ cup of Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce or other spicy chili sauce

Seed oil for frying, salt

Freshly ground pepper

For the breading:

2 eggs whipped with 4 tablespoons of milk

1 1/cups flour

3 cups breadcrumbs

Method

Step 1:

Boil the broth with water and a little salt in a saucepan. While boiling, pour in the polenta, lower the heat and stir until it begins to thicken. Add the cream, cheeses and freshly ground pepper and continue to stir until you have a homogeneous mix. Remove it from the fire and keep it aside.

Step 2:

When the polenta is cold enough to put it in an icing bag, make long cylinders along a ladle of the oven (sheet metal) coated with non-stick labels. Place the pan in the refrigerator to cool and tighten. Then cut them with a knife in small cylinders about 4 cm long.

Step 3:

Pan the croquettes: Flour them, dump them in the whipped eggs with milk and then wrap them in the breadcrumbs. Heat plenty of seed oil in a deep frying pan and fry them in until they are golden in all directions. Take them on a platter covered with absorbent paper to drain and serve them hot with sweet chili sauce or other spicy chili sauce.

Top Stories

New record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: 152

The Health Ministry announced 153 new COVID-19 cases on 20 October, out of 4,410 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 839. The break-down of...

Stench in Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari due to farms and burned garbage

Citizens of Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari contacted philenews and complained that at the Kafkalla location some people threw a huge quantity of garbage and set...

Police chasing suspects in Paphos

Members of the Anti-Narcotics Unit who were watching some suspects for drug trafficking, according to first information, chased a suspicious vehicle which tried to...

71-year-old dead in accident

During an accident that took place this morning in the district of Nicosia, 71-year-old Andreas Alexandrou from Kato Moni of Nicosia District lost his...

Rain and hail in Lympia and Xylotympou (PHOTOS)

Rain and hail were seen in various areas of Cyprus. Social media users published photos from Lympia and Xylotympou. (philenews)

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...