Pea croquettes




  • STEP 1

    Melt the butter in a pan and cook the shallot over a low heat for 5 minutes or until softened. Add both flours and cook, stirring, for another 5 minutes. Add in the milk, little by little, stirring until you have a smooth sauce. Cook over a low heat for 10-15 minutes or until it becomes thick and can be touched without being sticky. Spread on a tray to cool.

  • STEP 2

    Once cool, tip into a bowl and add the blitzed peas, crumbled cheese and mint sauce, then season and mix well. Cover and chill for at least an hour.

  • STEP 3

    Using clean, damp hands, roll the mixture into 16 balls. Put the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs into separate bowls, then toss the balls through each in that order. Put on a tray and chill for an hour.

  • STEP 4

    To make the mayo, put the egg yolk, mustard and vinegar into a large bowl and whisk. Gradually add the oil, very slowly at the beginning, whisking until thick and glossy, adding 1 tsp of cold water if it’s a little thick. Stir through the mint sauce. This will make more mayo than you need for the recipe but it will keep in the fridge for a week.

  • STEP 5

    Fill a pan no more than 1/3 full with oil and heat to 180C or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Deep-fry the balls, in batches, for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, then drain on kitchen paper.

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