Potato Croquettes

Total Time:
52 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
12 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
15 croquettes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped green onion
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sifted dried bread crumbs
  • Peanut oil, enough to fill pan 1/2-inch
Directions

Add milk, salt, pepper, chopped onion, beaten egg yolks and flour to mashed potatoes. Chill and then shape using an ice cream scoop. Dip in the beaten egg, then roll through bread crumbs. Fry each croquette in shallow oil until brown on all sides.

Cook's Note: Cook in small batches, giving each croquette at least 2 inches of space around it to not overcrowd the pan. This prevents the croquettes from crumbling while frying.


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This recipe is a joke. If you have mashed potatoes as an ingredient then there should be a recipe for those in order to get the consistency correct. I tried this recipe twice and failed both times because my first batch of mashed potatoes were way to creamy (I found a recipe from Nigella Lawson). The next time, I tried just potatoes and butter and that was still way too creamy for this recipe. It seems that this recipe was half-assed based on the ingredients list. Mashed potatoes as an ingredient and salt. Well what kind of mashed potatoes and how much salt?!? item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy to make and it's really tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tweaked it a little; I had leftover instant mashed potatoes to firm them up into a rolling consistency I mixed in more instant potato flakes and a whole egg, skipping the milk and flour. I also added garlic powder, onion flakes, a dash of cayenne and chopped chives. I didn't roll in the egg yolk, just in the bread crumbs but it still worked. Important tips for success: make sure your peanut oil is hot enough (just starting to smoke, the patty is not too thick or it wont be done in the middle, the consistency is not too soft or they will fall apart, and you are not over crowding the pan. I fried 3-4 only in my skillet at a time. A great way to use up those leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Huge hit. I added chopped thanksgiving turkey and served with leftover gravy to this and no on realizedwe were eating leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first time making potato croquettes - even though I love ordering them at restaurants - and they turned out great! I made these croquettes out of instant mashed potatoes and they were still delicious. I will admit to one change: I used panko bread crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs since there is more crunch with panko. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was so yummy! loved it. made a dip of my own... i mixed sour cream, plain yogurt, salt, pepper and garlic powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Terrific way to use leftover mashed potatoes. I used seasoned panko bread crumbs, which gave them a very crispy coating. I fried the croquettes in canola oil (a little healthier. Once I finished, I reheated them all at 325 degrees for 10 minutes in the oven. They were a hit with my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very good, i used a shallot instead of green onion and put more in, plus cheese would have added some flavor but still very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow - THIS IS A KEEPER! I made a few modifications after reading the reviews. I used 3 finely chopped green onions, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves. I also added about 1/2 cup of some leftover whole milk ricotta cheese to the potato mixture as well. Used Panko bread crumbs seasoned with S&P and parmesan cheese. OMG. Will definely make these again whenever we have leftover mashed potatoes. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is nothing like what Paula did on the TV show. She used left over mashed potatoes, 3 to 4 chopped green onions, 2 egg yolks, fresh (soft) bread crumbs, and peanut oil for frying. You mix the first 3 ingredients together. Roll the mixture in patties. Then coat in bread crumbs. (Paula stressed the freash bread crumbs because they work the best.) You then carefully fry the patties turning carefully so they don't break. I'm trying them first chance I get. They look good! Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
mash the potatoes without adding anything to them. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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