Sicilian Potato Croquettes

Crochette de Patate Alla Siciliana

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Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

While they are not the classic Ashkenazic latkes, these potato croquettes would be ideal at the Hanukkah table. They are also called bimuelos de patata in the Balkans, keftikes de patata in Greece, or fritas de patata kon kezo in Ladino, and they are affectionately known as patates toplar by the Sephardim in Turkey. Although the word toplar means “cannonball, ” they are not heavy, just round. Turkish Jews dip them in broken noodles rather than bread