Potato croquettes are served all over Italy but in Sicily they are also know as “Cazzilli di patate”. Here the recipe with only 5 ingredients:
- 1kg floury potatoes
- 200 gr pecorino cheese, grated
- 1 handful chopped Italian parsley
- Nutmeg (optional)
- 00 flour
- maize or sunflower oil
- salt & pepper
Boil the potatoes in ample salted water, then drain, peel and mash. Add the salt, pepper, grated pecorino cheese, a little finely chopped parsley and, if desired, some grated nutmeg.
Let cool, mix well and form the croquettes. Immediately before frying lightly coat in flour. Deep fry the croquettes in hot but not boiling maize or sunflower oil. Remove with a slotted spoon, place an absorbent paper, add a pinch of salt and serve hot.