Potato Chickpea Croquettes with Garlicky Sunflower Dip

I do know I’ve talked about earlier than that I’ve a penchant for fried meals. It’s a once-in-awhile deal with however there’s simply one thing form of magical a couple of crisp outdoors and an ideal inside. Given this love, it’s a bit stunning I’ve not shared croquettes earlier than given the literal definition (bread + fried, made with potatoes). It’s simply a winner and though it takes a little bit of time, I’d gladly make these for dinner.

This model is tailored from a traditional potato model. Rather than a number of the potatoes, I’ve added chickpeas. As soon as the these chickpea croquettes are fried (or baked) up, the chickpeas are barely noticeable. Add to those, a pleasant dip and you’ve got your self an ideal snack or if you happen to’re me, dinner.

I may even say, the colour and the crispness is significantly better when fried. Nonetheless, I do know this isn’t everybody’s favourite technique so I’ve additionally included directions on easy methods to bake. You might additionally put together these forward of time, freeze, then bake/fry everytime you have been prepared!

Chickpea Croquette


I’ve not executed a lot adapting on this recipe however there are just a few methods to have some enjoyable. Additionally, I’m pondering you could possibly in all probability make these vegan by dropping the egg(s) and utilizing a little bit of flax within the combine and a little bit of non-dairy milk and starch within the breading.

Herbs: Swap out the herbs for no matter you might have readily available (or go away them out all collectively).

Cheese: I feel these chickpea croquettes can be wonderful with about half of cup of sharp cheddar cheese blended into the potato/chickpea puree.

Gluten-free: Use your favourite gluten-free breadcrumbs.

Potato Chickpea Croquettes with Garlicky Sunflower Dip | Naturally Ella



Crisp outsides and creamy facilities, these chickpea croquettes are the right snack or dinner.



1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed if utilizing canned

1 cup mashed potato

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

¼ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

three tablespoons minced chives

three tablespoons minced dill

three tablespoons minced parsley


1 cup breadcrumbs

1 egg, whisked

Sunflower Sauce

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

½ cup soaked toasted sunflower seeds

½ cup water

2 teaspoons lemon juice

⅛ teaspoon salt


  • Place the all of the elements, besides the herbs, in a meals processor or blender. Pulse till the combination is pretty easy. Add the herbs in a pulse just a few extra occasions. Switch the combination to the fridge and let relaxation for 20 minutes.
  • To get the croquettes able to prepare dinner, take away the combination from the fridge. Along with your fingers barely moist, take about ¼ cup value of combination and pat/roll it right into a log that’s roughly ½” thick and four” to five” in size. Place it within the whisked egg then switch it to the breadcrumbs. Pat the croquette into the breadcrumbs, flatting the perimeters as you do. Repeat with the remaining combination.
  • To Fry (my most popular technique): Warmth ¼” of oil in a pan with tall sides. Place the croquettes within the scorching oil and fry for two to three minutes, till crisp and gold. Repeat with remaining three sides.
  • To Bake: Warmth oven to 425˚F. Make croquettes as written and place on a sheet tray lined with parchment. Brush with a little bit of oil and bake for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes till crisp and golden.
  • To make the dip, pan-fry the garlic within the olive oil till it’s golden then add it to a blender with the remaining elements. Purée till easy, add extra water as wanted. Style and add salt. Serve the croquettes the sunflower dip.

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