“ Brand: Asda / Type: Potatoes „
If you fancy something a bit different to chips and not as plain and boring as new potatos then Asda's potato croquettes are your answer, the last packet I bought was only 70p so they are good value for money and a good side to your dinner. They are really nice if you have them on your sunday dinner covered in gravy, the potato inside is quite thick so you get a lot more goodness then when you have chips and there is hardly any potato in the middle. They are nice to eat with tomato ketchup, mayonnaise and even just on their own. The potato is fluffy inside and the breadcrumbs that coat it are lovely when they are a bit crispy.
They come in a plastic package and are to be stored in the freezer, they are easy to cook in the oven at 220c / 425f gas 7 for 15 - 20 minutes, there is approximately 8 servings in a 750g bag I normally have about 3 with my dinner but my partner tends to have about 5 so it all depends on your appetite and what your having with it. For those of you that are on a diet if you have 3 croquettes they have approximately 190 calories, which isn't the best but it's a lot better then if you give in and have chips instead!
I think they are a great side to a meal and highly recommend them to accompany a variety of dishes.
Asda Potato Croquettes
Description: Manufacturer: Asda / Food Type: Vegetables.
I love potatoes and like to eat them in all different ways, from baked or mashed to products such as potato waffles or shapes such as smiles. Unfortunately, Mr Siamese doesn't share my enthusiasm for most of these things and prefers only home made potato dishes such as boiled, mashed or chips. Because of this, I don't get to eat the pre-prepared products very often as I tend to have them when he isn't in.
Basically these potato croquettes are little cylinder shaped formed from mashed potato and then encased in breadcrumbs. They are easy to prepare and taste delicious. They are also incredibly convenient as they are frozen and ready to cook, saving on the hassle of making them from scratch.
A 750g bag will cost you just £0.70 which is quite a lot cheaper than some of the more expensive brands.
The croquettes can be fried or oven baked, I don't really like fried foods so have only ever oven baked them. They take around fifteen to twenty minutes in the oven but check the pack as some ovens may vary. It is worth keeping an eye on them in the oven too, they turn a delicious golden brown colour when they are ready.
The outside of these croquettes is crispy and crunchy and the inside is soft and fluffy, they are well seasoned and I don't need to add anything to them. They have a lovely buttery taste and go well with most things, I like to serve them with chilli con carne for a change from rice, with fish, chicken and baked beans (not all at the same time!) among other things.
Don't get me wrong, these are not posh potatoes but they are fab for kids and adults alike as an accompaniment to meals and have a taste and texture that is a little different to other potato products. Eating these is one of my guilty food pleasures, they look enticing and taste even better, well worth buying!
Potato croquettes are some of my favourite types of frozen potatoes and these Asda ones are some of the best I've tried.
They're made from mashed potato which is coated in crispy breadcrumbs. They can either be oven cooked or fried but I always prefer to cook them in the oven as this crisps them up a bit more. The pack says that they take 15-20 minutes to cook in the oven but I usually like to cook them for a bit longer than this as otherwise I find them still too soft. The longer they're cooked for the more the breadcrumbs crisp up and, for me, the crispier they are, the tastier they are.
The mashed potato inside always stays really soft and smooth and it's some delicious potato. The breadcrumbs are very crumbly but they give the mashed potato a bit more variety and make them more interesting to eat. They're fairly plain tasting potatoes with no spices or anything added to them apart from sunflower oil so some salt and ketchup gives them a bit more flavour.
I only occasionally buy these as I actually prefer Iceland's potato croquettes - they seem to crisp up a bit more and each croquette is a little bigger than Asda ones and they're both around the same price too. Although I prefer Iceland's ones this doesn't mean there's anything wrong with these Asda's ones though - they're still great croquettes and I'd definitely recommend them.
I brought these for a change from smiley faces for my 2 year old sister, when it's cold she has something hot in the day as well as at night and she must get bored of eating the same old stuff all the time.
These are only 69p for a 750g bag and she loves them, I had a couple last night with some fish and they're actually dead nice and loads better than some croquettes my mum got from Iceland recently.
You can cook the in the oven or fry them, I don't fry a lot of food so did them in the oven and they're proper tasty. The breadcrumbs go nice and crispy but the potato inside them is lovely and fluffy, I put salt and vinegar on mine just to bring the flavour of the potato out a bit better. A bit of ketchup goes nice with these as well or bbq sauce.
The good thing about them is that they're not madly greasy like other frozen croquettes I've had, Tesco used to do some fresh ones that was in the chiller and these taste a bit like them. They don't have a greasy taste hardly at all and even though they leave a bit of oil on the baking tray the outsides don't feel spongey with fat when they're on the plate.
I love the potato inside these because even though they don't feel buttery they do taste like mash that has got butter in it, it's dead light and not pushed in hard like happens in a lot of these frozen potato things. The potato also feels and tastes nice and fresh, the softness of it goes wicked with the crispy outside and I think the breadcrumbs have got a good taste all of their own and they've cooked nice in the oven.
A weird part of me thinks these might be sort of ok fried, they've got that sort of texture that if you like fatty food would soak up the grease nice.... one to try after a few beers I reckon! lol
Recommended..... cheap and taste yummy!!!