Are you looking for healthy vegan potato croquettes but don't want to give up on flavour? The search is over! We rounded up a mouthwatering recipe for you with smoky mushrooms and a secret dairy-free filling. Let us show you how to do it!
Our croquettes are inspired by the classic Italian crocchette and the Spanish croquetas de jamon. We took out the bechamel, eggs, and ham, and brought in cream of potatoes, flaxseeds, and meaty king oyster mushrooms. They're so tasty you won't believe they're 100% vegan.
We'll share with you our secret for a wonderfully creamy filling that uses only potatoes. Oh, yes, it's that simple! Bechamel is a key ingredient in Spanish croquettes, but it's a no-go for those with lactose allergy or vegans.
Of course, you could prepare a plant-based bechamel, but we found a quicker and simpler way. Keep reading or watch the video to learn about it!
To replace those tasty bits of ham you get in Spanish croquettes, we turned to meaty king oyster mushrooms. We thinly chopped them and sizzled them with garlic and smoked paprika until crispy. They add a flavourful smoky taste to the mash!
As for the coating, we used vegan "flax egg" and crispy panko breadcrumbs, but we'll also give other options in the tips below. And finally, we baked the croquettes instead of frying them to keep the fats low. Enjoy these vegan mushroom croquettes while still warm and savour their crunchy crust and creamy heart. Simply irresistible!