Broad Bean Croquettas with a Tomato and Apple Jam (GF)

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I love this dish! The croquettas are super delicious and are also surprisingly filling! Not only do they pack loads of nutrition and protein, but they are really fun finger-food! The jam is really tangy and fresh…enjoy!


Preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes (including cooking time)


Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 1 Potato (sliced into disks, skin on)
  • 750g Broad Beans
  • 56g Basil leaves
  • 1 Spring Onion
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 large Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 large Apple (diced, skin off)
  • 3/4 Lemon (juiced)
  • 2 Red Chillies (chopped finely)
  • 2 tbsp Corn Meal

Method:

  1. Place the Potato and Broad Beans into a pot of salted boiling water, and boil for 25 minutes (or until the potato is soft enough for a knife to pierce it with ease)
  2. Drain the beans and potato
  3. Mash the potato with one tbsp of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste
  4. Place the beans, basil, spring onion, green chilli, 1tbsp olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a blender and blend until fine mixture consistency
  5. Make sure both the potato and bean mix are salted sufficiently separately before mixing
  6. Mix the bean and potato mix by hand
  7. Create shapes with the mixture, for example small finger shapes
  8. Place 1 tbsp of olive oil into a saucepan and heat to sizzle
  9. Place the 2 red chillies into the oil, followed by the apple, tomatoes and salt to taste and cook for 5 minutes
  10. Add 1 litre of boiling water into the pan and let boil and reduce by two thirds before adding all the lemon juice
  11. Let jam reduce into a thick paste and let cool
  12. Roll the croquettas in corn meal
  13. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
  14. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and fry of croquettas until browned on all sides (fry in batches and replenish oil if needed, being sure to turn croquettas)
  15. Place all croquettas in an oven at 180 degrees celcius to heat through for 10 minutes (helps get rid of any oil, making them even healthier)
  16. Enjoy my Little Peas!

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