Leftover potato croquettes

Leftover potato croquettes


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


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

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