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Carrot croquettes is an ingenious way to cook carrots, especially if you want to get the kids to eat more vegetables. You get a nice little crunch from the outer fried section of the croquettes, and then, you get a sweet warm bite from the middle. A croquette, however, is a small breadcrumbed fried or baked food roll containing, usually as main ingredients, mashed potatoes or ground meat ( beef, chicken, or turkey), fish, cheese, vegetable. The croquette is usually shaped into a cylinder, disk, or oval shape, and then deep-fried or baked.  These croquettes, prepared with carrots, offer significant health benefits, over those prepared with fish or meat. Carrots are rich sources of potassium, carrots, like most vegetables, have significant amounts of dietary fibre in their roots, and fibre is one of the most important elements in maintaining good digestive health. Fiber adds bulk to excreta, which helps it pass smoothly through the digestive tract. Those who need to control their cholesterol level should consider carrots and other vegetables while making croquettes


  • 2 cups of carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 50g whole flour
  • 1¼ cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt


  • Wash, peel, and shred the onion and carrots.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion, until it becomes transparent. Add the carrots, and cook for additional 5 minutes. Add the flour and stir for two more minutes. Remove from the stove
  • While removed from the fire, add the cold milk little by little and stir constantly to avoid the formation of lumps. Return to the stove. Add the salt, and let it keep cooking till it becomes thick, and comes unstuck from the pan surface.
  • Pour into a large dish, and let it cool.
  • When it has cooled down considerably, take spoonful’s and shape into the form of croquettes.
  • Roll into the beaten egg and the breadcrumbs.
  • Bake in a 220 ℃ oven, until the croquettes turn golden.
  • Serve hot.
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This article was first published on 31st January 2018


Amara Adanna Ogbonna is a Christian, foodie, and lover of arts. She spends most of her time on Facebook.

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