Potato Croquettes

A fancier side dish than boiled potatoes ;-)

You can freeze the croquettes - just take them out of the fryer a minute before they are done and freeze.

Make sure you thoroughly thaw the croquettes - then put them in the fryer for a minute or so until they are golden brown.

Please make sure they are thoroughly thawed as they will turn otherwise into little bombs that splash scalding fat on you! Cut one open with a knife to check. Please.

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Ingredients for 4

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400 gramspotato
160 gramsbread crumbs
150 gramsplain flour
120 mlsmilk
2 eggsegg (100 grams)
2 1/4 teaspoonsbutter (10 grams)
1/16 teaspoonsalt (0.4 grams)
1/4 teaspoonnutmeg, grated (0.4 grams)
Salt content: 0% (by weight, not counting salt in other ingredients)


Peel and boil the potatoes. When they are done (20 minutes or so), drain the water off and let the potatoes sit for a couple of minutes, but don't let them cool down. We only want excess water to evaporate.

Get your potato masher out. Add the salt, nutmeg and butter to the potatoes and start mashing. Slowly add milk (you might not need the whole milk, half might do, depending on the type of potatoes you are using) and keep mashing the mixture until is is very smooth and creamy - and not too liquid! You want a fairly stiff potato mash ...

Now half of the eggs as egg yolk (e.g. you are making this for four, use one egg here, using only the egg yolk) and keep mashing ... the mixture will turn sticky now, so slowly add the flour (again, you might not need all for the flour, depending on the type of potatoes) until the mixture is again firm and only slightly sticky.

Now form either balls or rolls of the mixture (that's entirely up to your personal taste) and put them on a wooden board. Let them sit in the fridge for half an hour.

Take the pre-formed croquettes out of the fridge. Open the other half of your eggs (e.g. one if you are making this for four) up and put the contents on a plate. Mix thoroughly with a fork. Take another plate and put breadcrumbs on it.

Pre-heat your deep fat fryer to 180 degrees centigrade (350 Fahrenheit). When the fat has reached its temperature, take each individual croquette, turn it in the whisked egg so it is completely coated in egg and then in the breadcrumbs (again, coating it completely in a thin layer of breadcrumbs).

Put the breaded croquettes into the fat - after about 2 minutes, they should be golden brown. If not, give them another minute until you have the right colour. Then take them out and put them straight on the plate to serve. Don't let them sit around too long as they will get soggy.

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7Great Thanks. Can they be done in an oven?
10I was looking for a quick recipe to use with my leftover mash potatoes, and this recipe is great well explained and so easy. The Croquettes are so Yummy! thank you!
10nice recipe and easy to follow
10Thank you
10very nice
1010 easy to follow receipt and adapt added cheese delicious
10Very good and nice and easy to follow. Had to laugh though when people blame you if they don't turn out right? Love the input of extra ingredients to use
5Hi Rumbie, Wooo just tried this recipe for my kids for lunch and it was perfcet eveyone loved it. This will be on our favourite menu idea list. Keep up the good work girl. Need a recipe for meat pies shaaz, like TM ones, cant get those here in Canada.Thanks
6Hi Kim...u should not get a too wet or stkicy paste. As I stated I wear a plastic glove to do the moulding so I do not find it stkicy :P I just use my finger to pat some flour all over the cakes, no need alot, just to ensure the eggs can stick to the patties :). After chilling immediately pan fry no need bring to room temp. Lastly, yes, u can freeze them after coating with breadcrumbs.
7need how long it will take in the recipe
10I coat them with a mix of grated cheese and homemade bread crumbs,, then freeze them. When needed deep fry in light olive oil - delicious or deep fry first then freeze then oven bake - top marks!
10very good
8Lovely .. I added some Grated Onion ..
8Lovely .. I added some Grated Onion ..
10Yum Yum..
8Wonderfull meal
8Add a little smoked fish to them :) amazing
10Its fabulous 10
10so yummy I love this resipie
8Potato croquettes have always been my favorite since I was a child but didn't know how to make them thank you now I knoepw
7your dishes are not that healthy, as u deep fry potato croquettes. u just fry it in oil. pls improve, otherwise nice instructions and clear amout of ingredients! keep up that gd work. im a 11 year kid. sry if i said anything wrongly. thank you and bye!
10excellent thank you!
8Great for me
10amazing!! i would totaly have them again!!!!
9they taste amazing afterwords it is great
10Nice tips
10Your recipe works extremely well, for that left over mash, however they are even more interesting when the mash is cased around a pre-cooked cold skinless sausage or a roll of pre-cooked cold bacon with a cheese strip inside. my kids love them eaten hot or cold with breakfast or just a snack. Make sure the mash is very sticky so not to fall apart Try it out? Regards George
10Great recipe. Many many thnks
10They are just perfect , I did double quantity so heaps now in my freezer. Awesome. Melbourne, Australia
10Great recipe, have been doing them for years but not like this. I do freeze them but I deep fry first and then freeze, when I need them I put them in the oven and they turn out beautifully
10so great!!!!
10Great recipe. I addred some flaked mackerel and some chilli flakes. Delicious and easy to follow recipe that works every time
10Amazing! :D xxx
8It Helped
10Love it..
9i really do hope this recipe works as i tried making them last night as a tester for tonights dinner, they were unsuccessful to say the least. anyway, this looks rather promising.
10Add some seasoning to the breadcrumbs mixture for extra yumminess.
3Just about edible !
10it is so simple and easy to make.............
10It's awesome
10Easy to understand and i am a guy