Potato Croquettes


Potato Croquettes

Potatoes USA
Soft and cheesy on the inside, these crispy fried potato croquettes are a perfect appetizer.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 230 kcal


  • 4-5 Medium Alsum russet potatoes
  • ½ Cup Whole milk
  • 1 Cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ Cup Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • Vegetable oil


  • Scrub and peel the Russet potatoes, cut them into even chunks and place in large pot. Fill with enough water to cover the potatoes, add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  • Cook the potatoes for 10-15 minutes, until fork tender.
  • Drain water, add milk and start mashing the potatoes. Add in butter, cheeses, spices and some salt and pepper. You want these to be stiffer than normal mashed potatoes.
  • Let the mashed potatoes cool off completely, then refrigerate until ready to fry. They will be easier to handle cold.
  • Place flour in one bowl, the eggs (beaten) in another bowl and the breadcrumbs in another bowl. Grab a ping pong ball sized amount of mashed potatoes and shape into a small log.
  • Dip the croquette first in the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Repeat until all the mashed potatoes are used up.
  • When ready to fry, grab a medium sized deep pot, pour in 2-3 inches of vegetable oil. Heat on medium-high until the oil shimmers and is hot. Add in 3-4 croquettes at a time.
  • As the croquettes finish cooking, remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel. Serve immediately.


Serving: 20servingsCalories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 6gFat: 14gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 370mgFiber: 2g