Potato Croquettes

Total Time:
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15 croquettes

  • 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

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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    very easy to make and it's really tasty!
    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!
    Huge hit. I added chopped thanksgiving turkey and served with leftover gravy to this and no on realizedwe were eating leftovers.
    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.
    it was so yummy! loved it. made a dip of my own... 
    i mixed sour cream, plain yogurt, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    these were fantastic. Great use of leftover mashed potatoes. I added cheddar cheese to mine and they were great!
    A great recipe to use left over potato pierogy filling (potato, bacon, cheese and green onion). I use a plum or sweet thai chilli dipping sauce and accompany it with a nice baby greens salad.
    I made these with the mashed potoates leftover from Thanksgiving and it was yummy! Instead of breadcrumbs, I used panko breadcrumbs and they gave it a little crunch that I don't think plain breadcrumbs would have given them. Panko breadcrumbs are really bland, so I seasoned them with salt, pepper & some grated parmesean cheese. My family devoured them in less than 5 minutes!
    great for leftover potatoes ( i made "make thyme for potatoes" last night, and then fried 'em up for lunch today!!
    My mom used to make these for special occasions, only she shaped them into little logs, like fat breakfast sausages, which I did. I used leftover mashed potatoes (I intentionally made a huge batch) which were already infused with butter, half-and-half, salt and pepper. It is very important to use Yukon Gold potatoes instead of Russets, which have no flavor. I used very small Yukon Golds. I followed the recipe but found that it helped to put the pre-formed logs in the freezer before I dipped them into the egg and bread crumbs. Otherwise, they fell apart. Also, I used Panko bread crumbs instead of the regular Italian bread crumbs (I did a head-to-head comparison and the croquettes with the Italian bread crumbs fell apart, while the ones with Panko were awesome.) The extremely finely chopped green onions are key to the delicate flavor. Way to go, Paula!!
    I love ordering this side dish but never knew how to make it. The first time I made it and it came out looking perfect and tasted delicious thanks to this great and easy to follow recipe!
    While I didn't use the seasonings outlined (since my mashed potatoes were already made with cilantro and roasted poblano chilies), I can't give it a 5 since I didn't make the recipe as indicated. But was very impressed with the texture and the outcome: moist inside, crunchy outside. Can see this served with a marinara sauce next to it, like mozzarella cheese sticks.
    In my family ,for generations,we add shredded turkey to croquettes b/4 sauteeing.Since my garlic mashed were already a bit soft I didn't add milk.instead added one beaten egg.to the mix instead of dredging in egg then in crumbs. Also used seasoned crumbs from the can. sauteed in batches in just a generous tbls. of veg. oil.turnes out amazing. p.s. it is easier to roll them into thumb shapes in the crumbs.Anyone who likes french fries will love these. just remember to cook well on all sides
    This recipe was soooooooo gooooood and very easy to make. Paula is awesome!!!
    Where are the photos of the recipes for this week? I like to print out the recipes with the pictures when I put them into my recipe file. Please bring the photos back.

    As a transplanted child of the south I had forgotten how wonderful these potato croquettes were. They make a frosty morning melt away. To heck with a leftover - I now make the base mashed potatos ahead just so I can make them the next morning. I served them recently to visiting friends and they were the talk of the entire morning! YUM!
    I halved the recipe and it was very good. Reminded me of when I was growing up and my mother used to male potato croquettes with corn and fry them. I love Paula Deen. I watch her every time I can.
    I made these with the leftovers from Thanksgiving - excellent! I used more green onion than the recipe called for (which I think is a typo) and they came out really crunchy and flavorful.
    These were the best!! The green onion really added to it. Mine hardly broke apart.Good tip spinkle bread crumbs inside the frying pot to keep it from breaking Great Recipe
    I came home late from work and still had time to make these. Served with frozen fish sticks, they really "classied" my dinner! I drizzled leftover lemoney hollandaise sauce over each and were they ever good! Very sticky but easy to shape. Didn't use green onion, just onion powder. I will put crab in them next time.
    Is there a mistake in the quantity of chopped green onion? 1/2 teaspoon? Unless she meant onion powder or dry onion pieces, how would you use such a tiny amt. of fresh chopped green onion? I used a whole "Tablespoon" plus and it was barely noticable with so much mashed potatoes.
    Also there was no temperature for the oil-----any guesses?
    It's a easy recipe. A bit tricky to keep your hands from getting sticky at each roll. I prepared it right before I went to sleep and fried them in the morning.
    This is the most wonderful tasting potatoe croquettes, I have ever made or tried and there even better with cream of chicken over top of them.I use to hate potato cakes but these are the best.
    Love ya Paula but these for me were just ok.....love many of your other recipes!
    De-Lish! Easy and a nice alternative to mashed potatoes.
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