Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Croquettes Bento

I made bacon & cheese croquettes for the boys and they love it so much. Here is the recipe :

From : Best Recipes (
Preparation time: more than 30 minutes

4 rashers bacon, finely chopped
2 cups cold mashed potatoes
1 egg yolk
2 green onions, finely chopped
¾ cup plain flour
40 g mozzarella cheese, cut into 1 cm cubes
1½ cups fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg
¼ cup milk
Oil for shallow frying

1. Heat non stick frying pan over medium heat and cook bacon 3-4 minutes or until crisp.
2. Combine mashed potato, egg yolk, onion, bacon and ¼ cup of flour in a large bowl.
3. Roll heaped tablespoons of mixture into balls. Push one cheese cube into the centre of each ball,
molding mixture around to enclose the cheese.
4. Place remaining flour on a plate and breadcrumbs on another plate.
5. Whisk milk and egg together and place in a shallow bowl.
6. Roll croquettes in flour shaking off any excess. Dip in egg mixture then coat in breadcrumbs.
7. Heat oil in frying pan.

8. Cook croquettes in batches then transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and serve hot.

I kept some leftovers for their Bento. Here are the details :

 For my little one, I prepared :
1. Bacon & cheese croquettes
2. "Star" shaped pretzels
3. "Penguin" sausages
4. Lettuce and baby carrots
5. Watermelon cuts

And for my eldest one, I prepared :
1. Bacon & cheese croquettes
2. Pretzels
3. Tamagoyaki (egg-rolls)
4. "Crab" sausage
5. Broccoli and lettuce

It's amazing how cute food-picks can make bento look more attractive. You may find it here :

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