July 7, 2011

Internet is Restored, and Potatoes are in my belly

The technician just left! We are a go for internet!!!

It's almost sad how much I missed it, but I've decided not to think about it too much. I should be finishing unpacking my apartment (still not done), cleaning said apartment (Sorta needs it, but I swept and did the dishes today, so I declared myself good), or working on my thesis research (It's still packed up around here somewhere!)

Instead I want to talk to you about potatoes.

Potatoes are a trifecta of awesome- delicious, versatile, and nutritious. They're also a staple of hungry people everywhere world over. People love their potatoes.

However, when I was growing up they were usually only made 3 ways- fried into chips, mashed with butter and milk, or baked with butter on them.

Not the most elaborate of ways. I dare myself to do better, to take it one step further, and thus today created some yummy potato croquettes!
Easy Potato Croquettes

1 medium/large Potato, cooked (I nuke it in the microwave)
1/3 cup chopped bell pepper (I used orange)
1 tbsp vegan margarine or olive oil
1-3 tbsp almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk. Make sure it's unflavored and unsweetened!)
1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1/3 cup breadcrumbs or cornmeal
Dash of Salt and Pepper

Mash your potato (With peel on!) with the margarine, adding in milk by the spoonful. Stir with a spoon until smooth.

Add in the nutritional Yeast, chopped bell pepper, and the salt and pepper, and stir well to combine.

Form the potatoes into slightly flattened disks, and then coat with the breadcrumbs.

Fry in some margarine or non-stick spray, until each side is slightly browned.

Serve and enjoy with deliciousness! They'd be good with ketchup, but I gobbled them up plain! I served em with some plan steamed Edamame, and a homemade glass of Mint Chocolate Iced Tea.

Nom Nom Nom!


  1. Yum! I love the photos, too. They're in the light box, yes?

  2. Yes they are! I need to get some new BG paper/material for it, haha, rather than the wrinkled material I dug out of a box, lol