For the croquettes
500g/1lb 2oz floury potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
3 free-range eggs
30g/1oz lactose free unsalted butter
5-6 tarragon leaves, finely chopped
½ lemon, zest only
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
200g/7oz leftover roast chicken
100g/3½oz gluten free breadcrumbs
100g/3½oz gluten free flour
vegetable oil, for deep frying
For the tomato chutney
olive oil, for frying
1 tbsp garlic infused oil
2 tbsp sugar
good pinch dried chilli flakes, to taste
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
50ml/2fl oz red wine vinegar
8-12 soft tomatoes, roughly chopped
For the croquettes, boil the potatoes until tender and then mash, using a ricer if you have one, to get the mash as fine as possible. Set aside to cool slightly.
Lightly beat one of the eggs and add to the cooled mash along with the lactose free butter, tarragon, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Add the leftover chicken and combine.
Place the gluten free breadcrumbs in one bowl, the gluten free flour in another and beat the remaining two eggs in a third bowl.
Take small handfuls of the potato mixture and shape into logs around 5cm/2in long. Roll each one in flour, dip in egg and then coat in gluten free breadcrumbs. Place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
For deep frying, fill a heavy bottomed saucepan with about 8cm/3in vegetable oil and set over a medium heat. (Caution: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.)
To test if the oil is ready, drop in a pinch of breadcrumbs. They should immediately sizzle and rise to the surface.
Fry the croquettes in batches, turning occasionally until golden-brown all over. They should only take 2-3 minutes per batch. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and keep them warm while you fry the rest.
For the tomato chutney, heat a pan and add the sugar, chilli flakes, salt and pepper, followed by the vinegar. Bring to a boil and then add the tomatoes. Cook for a further 10-15 minutes until the tomatoes have softened.
Serve the croquettes with the chutney. Any leftover chutney can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.
Recipe adapted from: Good Food