Potato Croquettes

 

Fried3 Potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes….let’s all be honest , it has to be one of people’s favorite things to eat in one form or another! There are so many ways to eat a potato; french fries, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, new potatoes, potato salad, Gratin Potatoes, chips and the list goes on! Well if you didn’t already have a zillion ways to prepare yours at home, here’s another one. These were what came of a way to use up the leftover mashed potatoes from our Thanksgiving dinner. It’s kinda all about leftovers this week on the blog. But I hate to see good food go to waste and I also get sick of the same old, same old!

Potato Croquettes
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups mashed potatoes ( I steam them)
  2. 2 tablespoons sour cream
  3. 2 tablespoons butter
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1/2 tsp onion powder
  7. Pepper to taste
  8. 3 eggs + 2 yolks
  9. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  10. 1 Β½ cups seasoned breadcrumbs
  11. 5oz sharp aged cheddar or gruyere cut into 12 pieces
  12. 3-4 cups neutral oil (grapeseed, safflower, peanut)
  13. 1 cup marinara sauce (choose your favorite brand or make it)
Instructions
  1. Mix potatoes with sour cream, butter, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, 2 egg yolks and flour. At this point refrigerate for 1 hour to harden the mixture.
  2. Roll potato mixture into round 12 oblong cylinders and place a Β½oz piece of cheese in the center by molding the potato around it. Refrigerate again for 15 min.
  3. Lightly beat remaining eggs in a bowl and place breadcrumbs in a second bowl. Dip each cylinder in eggs and then breadcrumbs.
  4. Pour oil into a deep heavy pot. Heat to 365 degrees; monitor with a thermometer or check by using the handle end of a wooden spoon. It will bubble around the handle when it hits about 350 degrees. Carefully place 2 potato croquettes at a time into oil and fry until deeply golden. Be careful not to crowd foods when frying.
  5. Immediately remove drain on a paper towel and season with salt. Can be kept warm in a 325 degree oven until all croquettes are ready. Serve hot with marinara sauce.
Notes
  1. They can be served alongside many meat dishes or alone as an appetizer.Serve with a variety of sauces from marinara to garlic chipotle aioli. Enjoy!
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    andree-anne @ singly scrumptious
    October 23, 2014

    Perfect for the holiday season to come! The would make a perfect canapΓ© (or even for the super bowl!) I guess we could make them ahead of time and freeze them until needed no?

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      Nancy Crocker
      October 23, 2014

      You could definitely make these ahead of time and freeze them! I actually just posted a vegetable fritter as a canape but you could substitute the vegetable and do mini potato croquettes instead with the same toppings. Just make a small coin shape!

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    Alyssa
    October 23, 2014

    Here in Spain, croquettes are popular tapa, but I don’t care for them at all. However, I bet if they made them like that I wouldn’t be able to get enough. I bet even my son, the pickiest eater in my house would love this!

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      Nancy Crocker
      October 23, 2014

      My two kids love them!! Its kind of hard to hate potatoes deep fried with cheese πŸ™‚ Try filling them with other things too like tiny Italian meat balls and serve with a tangy kid friendly marinara sauce!!

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      Nancy Crocker
      October 23, 2014

      Thank you for leaving me a message!! So nice to hear feedback from another foodie!!

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    Julian
    October 25, 2014

    I mixed up cup with litre … damn you americans with your imperial system !!! Anyway, I was able to save it with additional flour and it still tasted awesome πŸ˜€

    Any ideas for other fillings though? My stomache was crying for some vegetables e.g.

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      Nancy Crocker
      October 26, 2014

      Well firstly I’m Canadian lol! Not that I don’t love my American counterparts!! There are so many things you could add to the center…peas, carrots, corn, edamame or maybe mini meatballs! If you do try a variation write me back and let me know how it went!!!

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    Pat
    October 25, 2014

    I just made these and they were fantastic. The only issue I had was that the potato mixture was very sticky and it was difficult to mold them into balls and have them hold their shape. Would refrigerating the potato mixture for a little bit to firm it up prior to frying have any negative effect?

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      Nancy Crocker
      October 26, 2014

      yes, absolutely refrigerate them. I’m going to in fact add that detail to the recipe. Thank you for your comment!

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    Jeremiah Laments
    October 25, 2014

    These looks fabulous! My wife and I will be trying these with pressed garlic, cooked bacon and sharp cheddar!

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    Hanna
    October 26, 2014

    I fill the croquettes with cooked shred chicken or meat with hot spices ; it comes very good . Also you can stuffed with saute mushrooms, spinach.

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    Gerald
    November 5, 2014

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much
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    hire out a developer to create your theme?
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      Nancy Crocker
      November 5, 2014

      Hi Gerald. Thank you so much for the comments. My husband and I worked on the design together and he created it entirely himself. When I said I wanted to start a food blog he taught himself how to create and build a site. He’s my hero!

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    Ihjaz Ahmad
    November 28, 2014

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I’m definitely making this! thanks for sharing!
    A healthier option for a family favorite.

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      Nancy Crocker
      November 28, 2014

      Hi Ihjaz,
      Thanks for the kind comments and glad you liked the recipe. Sure it will turn out amazing for you.

      Nancy

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    Amanda Carney
    December 27, 2014

    Would it be possible to bake these at all? My household tries to avoid frying foods. But these look absolutely delicious!

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      Nancy Crocker
      December 27, 2014

      Hi Amanda I am the same with my family
      What I would do is prepare the same way but make then into crabcake shape and pan fry with Pam or any cooking spray! If you have any other questions feel free to write again. Good luck.

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    Rabia Tabassum
    December 29, 2014

    Hey,
    These look delicious πŸ˜€ Can you please explain what you mean by steam? Is it the same as boiling the potato chunks?

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      Nancy Crocker
      December 29, 2014

      Hi Rabia. I usually steam the potato pieces in a double boiler instead of boiling them in the water. I find mashed potatoes taste lighter and fluffier. But they can definitely be boiled too!

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    shasta
    January 2, 2015

    How about adding some broccoli and bacon to the cheese! Yummy! I’m Going to try this today!

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      Nancy Crocker
      January 2, 2015

      Yes, you can definitely add other fillings that are chopped small! The more creative the better! Let me know how they turn out. πŸ™‚

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    Nancy Crocker
    January 15, 2015

    Hi Elizabeth. I’m sorry to hear you had problems with the croquette recipe. I have actually since tweeked it to make it more user friendly and fool proof. Do me a favour. Try them again and see how they work out for you for ease and flavour. I truthfully don’t use gluten free flour but I imagine it should work just as well. πŸ™‚ Make sure to pour the oil deeper this time and use a slotted spoon if you didn’t already to remove them. I added a few more flavourings and changes so read through the whole recipe with instructions before you start. Good luck and let me know how it goes. I appreciate the feed back always!

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