Time for the Four Cheese Sharing Platter — a finger food recipe with a tasty dip

Breathe new life into granny's secret recipe for super crunchy croquettes and add in a new ingredient or two, while you're at it! For the croquettes, we suggest the following: mozzarella, gouda, parmesan and emmental. With that, your cheese croquettes are taken care of. Now you just need a first-class dip, with a rather unusual main ingredient: cola.

You'll need:

For the croquettes:

  • 10.5 oz cooked potatoes
  • 2.8 oz grated mozzarella
  • 2.1 oz grated gouda
  • 2.1 oz grated parmesan
  • 1.7 oz grated emmental
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • flour
  • beaten egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying

For the dip:

  • some oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • some chili, sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 6.8 fl oz cola
  • 0.8 fl oz balsamic vinegar
  • 6.8 fl oz sieved tomatoes

Here's how:

  1. Mash the pre-cooked potatoes with a fork. Add in all four types of cheese, as well as the parsley. 
  2. Knead everything thoroughly together and shape it into small balls. Press them flat between your palms, and then coat them in first the flour, then the egg and finally the breadcrumbs. 
  3. Fry the cheese disks in hot oil until both sides are golden brown.
  4. To prepare the dip, sweat the diced onion in the oil. Add the garlic, chili and tomato purée and mix it all together.
  5. Pour in the cola and balsamic vinegar. Let the dip simmer in order to reduce it, before you pour in the sieved tomatoes.

Until that last step, you probably didn't believe that the trick with the cola in the dip would work. And yet, there it now stands in the middle of the golden cheese croquettes, looking enticing and smelling amazing. All that remains, is to trust in yourself and dip those cheese croquettes in deep.

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