Leftover potato croquettes

    20 min

    Treat yourself now and again to these tasty little fried bundles of potato, cheese and bacon when you have leftover mash to use up!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1kg leftover mashed potatoes
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • 60g grated Pecorino cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cooked bacon
    • 1 teaspoon minced dried onions
    • 125g breadcrumbs
    • 1 litre vegetable oil for deep frying

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, eggs, parsley, cheese, salt and pepper, bacon and onion. Shape mixture into balls, and roll in breadcrumbs.
    2. Pour oil into a large, heavy frying pan until it's about 1cm deep. Bring to a medium-high temperature; deep-fry the croquettes, flipping them over to cook on both sides, until they are golden brown. Serve hot.

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    I had a pile of potato and this was a delicious alternative. I used cheddar cheese, added some garlic and put them in the fryer. A dip would have been very nice with them too.  -  29 Apr 2013


    I Loved this recipe... If you are making these and they fall apart in the pan, you are using too much oil. Also when you make the mash potatoes do not add too much butter and milk. If the mashed potatoes are too soft they will fall apart and the most important is do not forget the eggs. I will continue to make these. They were very easy and my family loved them. Thank you for the recipe.  -  14 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good recipe, although next time I will omit the salt as the cheese added a good amount (based on other reviews, I used romano and cheddar). I also used minced fresh onion instead of dried and baked the croquettes at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes on each side. I sprayed them with a little olive oil before putting them in the oven, and they turned out nice and crispy without all the extra grease. I will definitely make these again!  -  08 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)