Parmesan Potato Croquettes
|Baking potatoes||3 1⁄4 Pound|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Grated parmesan cheese||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Pepper white||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground pecans||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
Pierce potatoes several times with a fork; bake at 400Â° for 1 hour.
Let stand until cool enough to handle.
Cut in half lengthwise, and scoop out pulp; reserve skins for other uses.
Force potato pulp through a ricer or food mill into a large bowl; add next 7 ingredients, and blend.
Generously butter eight 1/2 -cup brioche molds or six 6-ounce custard cups.
Sprinkle molds with 1/2 cup pecans, coating well.
Shape potato mixture into 8 or 6 equal balls; place each in a mold, and press mixture to fill sides of molds.
Level tops, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans; press in lightly.
Place molds on a baking sheet; bake at 375Â° for 25 to 30 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes; loosen edge of molds with a sharp knife, and unmold onto individual serving plates.
Drizzle with Sherried Cream Sauce, and garnish each with a pecan half.