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Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Family Fare. All opinions are entirely my own.

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

I do not know about you, but I could live on these Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes. My family is completely and utterly obsessed with the exquisite taste of this delightful side dish.

Can you imagine how amazing this would be served over football season, and to even be the star food during potlucks? Perhaps the perfect food to share with your loved ones over the holidays. If you ask me, this is a perfect party food for any occasion.

I have always enjoyed croquettes, but with the addition of everything bagel seasoning, this classic French delicacy just got a facelift.

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Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

At this moment in time, these beauties are loved all over the world, and every country likely has their own version of croquettes. My Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes are just a bit different and I love it!

I partnered with Family Fare, a supermarket in the mid-west that is the “go-to” neighborhood grocery store that provides REAL VALUES, for real people, to create a recipe using Our Family products and showcase their Everything Bagel Seasoning. Which I am a huge fan of.

The Everything Bagel is a classic, known for its savory and complex blend of spices.

everything bagel seasoning

You can find Everything Bagel Seasoning and all the other ingredients at all of SpartanNash’s retail stores located in the Mid-West. With nearly 2,000 items located throughout the store, Our Family has something for everyone and every occasion.

Let’s get back to the seasoning. Our Family has taken the best part of the Everything Bagel and bottled it for you and your family!

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Our Family’s Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend combinessesame seeds, sea salt, garlic, onion and poppy seeds to create the seasoningblend you never realized your breakfast, lunch, and dinner was missing.

The Family Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend pairs well with anything your heart, or stomach, desires – pizza, popcorn, eggs, chicken, toast, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, vegetables.

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

My family is obsessed with this seasoning, and I really believe that you will be as well. #OurFamilyEverythingSeasoning

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Croquettes
Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes
Yield: Serve 8

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Simple and easy recipe for amazingly delicious Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Ingredients

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 box Our Family mashed potato, read the instruction on the box; Water, butter, salt, and milk
  • 1 large egg, optional

Ground Beef

  • 1 tablespoon oil + for frying
  • 1//2 pound ground beef, 20/80
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Assembly

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs, more if needed
  • 2.5 oz Our Family Everything bagel seasoning

Instructions

    1. Follow instruction on the back of the mashed potato box.
      You would need 4-6 servings, depending on how many serving you are planning to
      make. 2 patties are enough per person. You can make 15-16 equal-sized
      croquettes.
    2. Heat a skillet with oil and sauté on the medium-high heat.
      Cook until the meat is completely cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Keep stirring
      and breaking the meat into small chunks. If you have any leftover grease,
      please drain it out before mixing it with the mashed potatoes. You may add one
      egg in the mixture, but it is not necessary.
    3. Wait for a few minutes until the meat is a bit cooled then
      add to the mashed potato bowl. Using a wooden spoon or similar mix together
      very well the mixture. Taste and see if it needs any more salt or pepper. If
      the mixture is too warm to work with refrigerating for 20 minutes and then make
      croquettes.
    4. Make patties between 2 oz to 3 oz. You may use the scale to
      measure. Not necessary, but sometimes handy if you wish your croquettes to be
      the same size. You may also make bite-size croquettes as shown on the pictures.
      They are about the size of a golf ball.
    5. Make patties and place on the tray lined up with parchment
      or wax paper. Cover with it as well and place the tray in the fridge for 30
      minutes so the croquettes could chill. You may prep them overnight as well.
    6. After chilling, place three plates; flour, mixed eggs,
      breadcrumbs with everything bagel seasoning.
    7. Drench into the flour on both sides as well as around, dip
      in the egg mixture then into breadcrumbs mixed with everything bagel; set aside
      and back on the tray. Continue until everything is complete.
    8. Now, you may place it back to the fridge if you do not plan
      to fry these right away or just heat the oil and fry.
    9. Line paper towel on the plate or cookie rack.
    10. Heat about 1 cup of oil for frying.
    11. Never over crowed the frying skillet. Fry 3 or 4 croquettes
      at the time at medium-high heat. Fry for a minute then flip and fry again until
      you reach a deep golden color.
    12. Take out and set on the lined up kitchen paper towel.



Notes

You may make these meatless and use mushrooms or just
chives to create an amazing appetizer.

I tried these with egg and without it. I like it both ways. Adding one egg makes it somewhat more creamy on the inside. It is really not neccecery but you may use it if you would like to test it yourself.

These hold well in the lunch boxes for school or work.

Our Family Everything bagel seasoning contain sodium so please be aware of that before adding too much salt into your croquettes.

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Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Easy and tasty fruit salad with citrus infused citrus maple dressing recipe.

There is nothing more refreshing during hot summer days than colorful and delightful fruit salad. I made this tasty fruit salad with citrus maple dressing, which gave this salad a nice taste lift.

Also, if you want to bring this to a potluck or any other gathering you can make this in 10 minutes from start to finish.

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Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

I am not a big fan of cold fruit. I am not sure why, but I actually liked it when I make this mixed fruit salad.

The sweetness of the fruit thoroughly blends together when it is coated with this amazingly delicious citrus maple dressing.

I am almost certain that you guys going to love this one because it is a keeper.

If you do not like maple syrup then use pure organic honey. I used sugar-free version but you may use any that you prefer.

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

My family always go bananas over this fruit salad. I do mix it up using different kinds of fruit. You may use whatever s in a season like luscious peaches, nectarines, plums or cherries.

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Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing
Yield: 8 Servings

Fruit Salad with Citrus-Maple Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy and tasty fruit salad with citrus infused citrus maple dressing recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Blueberry
  • 1 cup Strawberry, sliced
  • 1 cup Grapes, seedless, sliced
  • 1 medium size Pomegranate
  • 1 smaller Pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Mango pitted and cubed
  • 2 Kiwi, sliced
  • 5-6 Mint leaves
  • Lemon Thyme, optional
  • Citrus-Maple Dressing:
  • Juice from 1 Ripe Lime + zest
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon + zest
  • 1/8-1/4 cup Maple Syrup (or honey)

Instructions

  1. Wash and prep all the fruit. You may keep everything in the fridge to keep the fruit cold. It will be easier to slice and it tastes better.
  2. Mix everything for the dressing in the glass jar.
  3. Once all the fruit is tossed together drizzle dressing a bit at the time and toss to coat.
  4. Store in the airtight container, large glass jar or glass bowl, then place the container in the fridge.
  5. I keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

You may use any any fruit that you prefer and more or less. I just added how much we added to our fruit salad but you can add more fruit especially if you omit. So, if you do not add Pomegranate please ad more grapes or strawberries or blueberries.

For the best taste keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

I used Sugar Free Maple syrup to support my diet, you may use any that you prefer.

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Microwave Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips

How many of you just love to sink your hand in a potato chip bag? I know, I am one of them because I love potatoes and I love Microwave Potato Chips.

Compact, heavenly, and all-around addictive, potato chips come in endless varieties from brands of all shapes and sizes—however, how would you like to make your own?

The thing is I have been making these for quite a long time, but I noticed that they are getting popular all over the cyber world, and I am like, why I’ve never posted these?!

They are stupidly easy so that was the main reason I never posted.

Microwave Potato Chips

Late-night cravings are my worst nightmare, but you see I think these are much better than store-bought potato chips.

Let me correct myself, they are much healthier than store-bought. It takes you like 12 minutes if you are doing 2 batches, which is awesome.

There is no grease, and you control the sodium content, so I would like to think that they are better for us in general.

The other night my 16-year-old asked me if I could make these for his school snack.

Microwave Potato Chips

He is in a band and soccer as well, so extend periods of time at school truly affect his eating habits. I mean, my kid is in school from 6:30 am till 9 pm often. It is quite exhausting.

So these are a great snack alternative. Obviously, you can make energy bites and bars, get store-bought potato chips, but you make something like this if your kids like potato chips.

You can also add different flavors, such as ranch, herbs, cheese, chili, etc. You would add it after microwaving. Drizzle with a touch of olive oil and add the powder, toss and enjoy.

Microwave Potato Chips

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Microwave Potato Chips
Yield: Serves 2

Microwave Potato Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Easy and tasty homemade chips

Ingredients

  • 2 large Potatoes thinly sliced
  • A drizzle of Olive Oil a drizzle or two for each batch
  • Sriracha Sea Salt a couple of pinches for each batch

Other equipment needed:

  • Large bowl
  • Microwaveable plate — a plate that could stand the microwave heat
  • Paper Towels
  • Sharp knife

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes under cold water, scrub a bit so you get rid all the dirt.
  2. Slice the potatoes into very thin slices. You could use mandoline, but I liked it much better when I slice it with the sharp knife. Take your time and slice these really slowly and thinly. It makes a difference.
  3. Submerge the potato slices into cold water, preferably ice cold.
  4. Take each batch out of the water and onto the paper towel. I used my kitchen towel that dried my potato slices to the perfection, but paper towels are just fine too, just use a couple of sheets to really get those slices dry.
  5. Line a large plate, that could stand the microwave heat with two layers of paper towel.
  6. Place potato slices on the plate and drizzle with just a bit of olive oil on one side, then add pinch or two of sea salt. I used sriracha sea salt, but you may use any salt that you prefer.
  7. Place the plate with potato slices in the microwave and turn on 3 minutes. Allow it full 3 minutes to cook.
  8. After 3 minutes, open the microwave and turn those slices around. This time turn the microwave on 3 minutes.
  9. Some microwaves will take longer or shorter, it all depends on what microwave you have, but you will get those slices crunchy so if they are still not as crunchy after 6 minutes, just turn them around and go by 30 seconds longer until you reach crunchiness.
  10. Transfer the potato chips to another plate and allow them to cool down before eating.

Notes

Make sure to change those paper towels after each batch because the potatoes from the next batch will stick. The time will vary how long will take for your potatoes to get into chip form. Test one batch and see what is the best that comes out of your microwave.

Make some space between potato slices when you are lining them up on the plate before microwaving.

The plate will be HOT, be careful how you are handling it. Take the plate out of the microwave with oven mitts or a kitchen towel. If you are concerned about microwaves or don’t use them at all, clearly this is not for you. Read this article on PaleoLeap about microwave hazards.

You can also make these in a conventional oven, but make sure to check often. Making in a regular oven: They will take longer and I don’t guaranty the same outcome in the regular oven, however, I will suggest using a large, thin baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

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