Galganov's Free Recipe for Polish Croquettes
The Background Story
Why do we call it a "Polish Croquette"? Well, one would think a croquette is a croquette is a croquette ... but, in fact, they are not all the same. The Polish croquette (also written as "krokiety" and "krokiet") is distinct. It uses a crepe (or "French pancake") for the form. Where most croquettes are, in fact, some form of potato and shaped like a cylinder, in the Polish permutation of the croquette, the filling (meat, cabbage, mushrooms and/or sauerkraut) are wrapped in a crepe, breaded and then pan fried.
Croquettes may even be spelled differently from one culture to another.
This particular variant is a delightful vegetarian (but not vegan) snack - generally served with a cup of hot borscht.
We reduced the oil used in this recipe ... and the salt a little too. This is a real slice of Polish gastronomic life!