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Algerian   -   Chicken Tagine With Potato Cheese Croquettes (Algeria)   adapted from Mediterranean Cooking

Description
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 Pounds Chicken -- cut up
  • 2 Tablespoons Clarified Butter
  • 2 Medium Onions -- grated
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1 Clove Garlic -- finely chopped
  • 1 Can Chickpeas -- drained
  • Salt And Pepper -- to taste
  • ~~ Croquettes -- ~~
  • 2 Pounds Potatoes -- peeled and quartered
  • Salt -- to taste
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup Gruyere Cheese -- grated
  • 1 Small Onion -- grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley -- chopped
  • 1 Pinch Nutmeg
  • Pepper -- to taste
  • Flour -- for dredging
  • Oil -- for frying
Directions Saute chicken in hot butter until golden brown on all sides. Add onions, spices and garlic. Cook covered 5 minutes. Add chickpeas and 1 cup water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to boil, Simmer , covered one hour. Meanwhile, cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and run through ricer. Allow to cool. Combine with croquette ingredients. Form into 2 inch rounds. Dredge in flour. Fry in 4-5 tablespoons of oil until golden brown. Arrange chicken in a deep bowl. Pour sauce over chicken and surround with hot croquettes.
Serves 6
Time to Make 0:00



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