Recipe: Potato Croquette

If you ever wanted to eat mashed potatoes as a finger food: this is it. These are perfectly creamy and deliciously cheese filled but in the future I might actually not shred the cheese but instead place a small cube inside each ball just for a next texture change. To make them much easier to bread I froze them before but you bread them right away if you’re impatient. This is great if you have leftover mashed potatoes (though who has leftover mashed potatoes?).

Potato Croquettes
Yields 20
Leftover mashed potatoes: deep fried 🙂
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 3.5 cups leftover mashed potatoes (about 4-5 large potatoes worth)
  2. 120g cheese, shredded (or cut into 20 equal sized cubes)
  3. 5g parsley, chopped
  4. 125g flour
  5. 2 eggs, beaten
  6. 150g breadcrumbs
  7. vegetable oil, for frying
Instructions
  1. Divide the mashed potatoes into even sized portions.
  2. To each portion of mashed potato, place a cheese cube in the center and then form the potatoes into a ball around it. Repeat until all the potato and cheese are used.
  3. Optional: Freeze the mashed potato balls for 20-30 minutes until solid.
  4. Use a breading procedure to coat the potato balls: one bowl with flour, one with beaten eggs, and the third with breadcrumbs. Roll the croquettes in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs until covered completely. Repeat until all croquettes are covered.
  5. Heat oil then fry the croquettes in batches flipping or rolling them until they are golden brown on all sides. Set on cooling rack or paper towels.
Adapted from Jo Cooks
Adapted from Jo Cooks
Mab Made Food http://www.mabdese.net/bento/

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