Pig Tail Croquettes

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 155 min
  • serves

Courtesy of Chef Benjamin Mills of Posto Pizzeria & Bar.

10 Ratings
Directions for: Pig Tail Croquettes


4 cups mashed potatoes

3 pig tails

1 bulb fennel, diced

5 green onions, mixed

4 cups chicken stock

1 Tbsp fennel seed

1 egg yolk

1 Tbsp peppercorns

2 cups white wine

3 bay leaves

1 white onion, diced

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

4 cups mashed potatoes

1 carrot, peeled and diced

1 parsnip, peeled and diced

5 green onions, minced

1 egg yolk

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour


1. In a large pot, combine chicken stock, wine, onion, carrot, fennel, fennel seed, peppercorns and bay leaves. Fully submerge pig tails and bring mixture to a boil.

2. Place in the oven at 300ºF and cook for 2 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.

3. Pick meat and fat off the bone, discarding the skin and bones.

4. Mix pork with mashed potatoes, green onions, egg yolk and flour.

5. Chill for 1 hour. Using an ice cream scoop, shape the mixture into balls.

6. Fry in a pan with oil until each side is golden brown.

See more: Appetizer, Fry, Pork, Potatoes, Vegetables



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