Potato William is a pear shaped potato croquette made from mashed potato and other basic ingredients, formed into a small pear shape, breaded and fried. Traditionally a whole clove is placed into the top to resemble a stem.
- 475 gm. Potatoes peeled
- sea salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 2 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 8 whole cloves
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
- Flour /3 eggs/ bread crumbs.
- In a small pot add oil and heat to 375’f
- Cook potatoes in boiling, salted, water until fork tender
- Strain potatoes, mash and add seasoning, nutmeg, sour cream, butter and egg yolks. Blend well.
- Prepare breading station.
- Shape potatoes into pear shapes.
- Gently roll into flour and pat excess flour off
- Next add to beaten egg mixture, and finally add to breading.
- Spike a clove on the top of the pear shaped potatoes
- Place gently in hot oil, fry until golden brown
10. Makes 8 pear shaped potatoes