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Potato Croquettes
Potato Croquettes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These potato croquettes are the most incredible way to use up leftover mashed potatoes! The exterior is gorgeously crispy with a fluffy, luscious interior.

Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Potato Croquettes, Potatoes
Servings: 8 croquettes
Calories: 134 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 2/3 cups leftover mashed potatoes chilled in the refrigerator overnight
  • 1/3 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 whole egg yolk
  • 1 whole egg lightly beaten, for breading
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil as needed for pan frying
  1. In a bowl, combine the leftover mashed potatoes, cheese, milk, flour, rosemary, dried onion, paprika, salt and the egg yolk in a bowl. Stir it together well until it becomes smooth and uniform. Use a large ice cream scoop to scoop out uniform portions of the batter and form them into croquettes. You should get 8. Have the lightly beaten whole egg set up in a bowl and the breadcrumbs set up in another bowl.
  2. Dip each croquette in the egg before coating it in the breadcrumbs, then set them on a small platter once they're breaded. Take a large skillet and fill it with about 2 inches of vegetable oil. Heat it up over medium high heat. It will shimmer and start to bubble a little when it's hot enough. Pan fry the croquettes in two batches of four so that the pan doesn't get over crowded. They need to cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side to get golden brown and crispy. Remove them to a plate lined with paper towel to blot them and repeat with the second batch. Once they are all done, serve them immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Potato Croquettes
Amount Per Serving (1 croquette)
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.2g14%
Saturated Fat 2.2g14%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 173mg8%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 10.6g4%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 2.9g6%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.