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Spicy carrot croquettes with aniseed

Surprisingly tasty croquettes with a breading crust full of herbs, an ideal snack or appetizer...
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entrées, Appetizer
Cuisine: Own recipe
Keyword: croquettes, carrot croquettes, vegetarian croquettes
language: en
gelegenheid: party, festive
Servings: 20 croquettes


  • deep pan
  • cutter / mixer


The filling:

  • 50 gr flour
  • 50 gr butter unsalted
  • 250 ml lukewarm milk whole milk
  • 90 gr grated carrot fresly grated
  • salt and pepper

The crust

  • 80 gr bread-crumbs
  • t spoon anise seeds
  • 1 t spoon spicy red pepper powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs

The mayo:

  • 2 tbl spoon mayonnaise
  • 4 anchovies
  • black pepper


Prepare the filling:

  • First we melt the butter over a low heat. Add the flour and mix everything well with a spatula. It is the basis for a hearty roux. Let it simmer (max 1 minute)
  • Remove the pan from the heat and gently add the lukewarm milk. Stir well with the whisk until you get a homogeneous mass.
  • Return to a lower heat, season with salt and pepper and add the raw grated carrot. Keep stirring with the spatula until you have a firm mass. Place the filling in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Scoop a little filling with a spoon and roll with your hands into a ball of about 4 cm. Roll this ball first through the breadcrumbs, then through the egg and again through the breadcrumbs. Place them on a plate and repeat until the filling is used. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

The crust:

  • Mix the breadcrumbs with the paprika powder, the aniseeds and the salt
    Beat the two eggs.

Prepare the mayo:

  • With the mixer or blender, mix the mayonnaise, anchovies and black pepper into a smooth sauce.


Spicy carrot croquettes, a recipe of mine that was published in the Foodies monthly magazine. A snack of which that you can never make enough of. A surprising combination of carrot and anise that combine wonderfully. My family and friends think they are super tasty and I am now often asked if I want to prepare those "special" croquettes again...