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How to make lamb croquettes

Have you got leftover lamb this Easter? Turn your leftovers into an irresistible savoury treat with this step-by-step lamb croquettes recipe. With tender lamb, fluffy mash and a crisp, golden coating, these are the perfect Easter weekend project.

  1. Mix the leftovers together

    Take 500g leftover roast potatoes (or mashed potato) and vegetables and mash until smooth with a fork in a large bowl. Mix in 250g chopped cooked roast lamb. Add 25g grated Parmesan and 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves. Season with salt and pepper, then mix together really well with your hands.

    Mix the leftovers together
  2. Shape the mixture

    Divide the mixture into 12 and roll each piece into even-sized log shapes. Take 100g of flour and coat each log well, shaking off any excess.

    Shape the mixture
  3. Coat the croquettes

    Crack 2 eggs into a bowl, season with a little salt and pepper and whisk. Pour 150g panko breadcrumbs into another bowl. Dip each log into the egg mixture, and then into the panko breadcrumbs, making sure to coat each one well. Repeat with the remaining logs and put onto a baking tray.

    Coat the croquettes
  4. Cook the croquettes

    Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Heat about 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Put half the croquettes in to the pan and cook for around 6-8 minutes, turning regularly until all sides are golden. Put on a separate baking tray and repeat with the remaining croquettes. When they are all cooked, put in the oven for 12 minutes.

    Cook the croquettes
  5. Make the mint sauce

    Meanwhile, finely chop a handful of mint leaves and put into a small bowl along with 1 tbsp light brown sugar. Pour 2 tbsp boiling water over and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Mix in 3 tbsp malt vinegar and set aside to cool.

    Make the mint sauce
  6. Serve

    Remove the croquettes from the oven and put on a platter. Pour the mint sauce into a dipping bowl to serve alongside the croquettes.  

    This delicious tapas dish is best served with a smooth, easy-to-drink wine. Spicy Argentinean Malbec won’t disappoint.

    Croquette (LGH)

  7. Ingredients

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    500g leftover roast potatoes (or mashed potatoes)
    250g chopped cooked roast lamb
    25g grated Parmesan
    2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
    100g plain flour
    2 eggs
    150g panko breadcrumbs
    handful of mint leaves
    1 tbsp light brown sugar
    3 tbsp malt vinegar

    Makes 12

    Each serving contains

    • Energy

    • Fat

      8g 11%
    • Saturates

      2g 9%
    • Sugars

      3g 3%
    • Salt

      0.4g 7%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 25.7g Protein 11.9g Fibre 1.8g