Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes

5 from 1 vote
Potato croquettes are a delicious savoury snack with a crunchy outside and a creamy, flavourful inside. They are an ideal kids' snack or after-school treat, whether served as an appetiser or as part of a main course.
Potato Croquettes

Potato croquettes are a traditional snack enjoyed by people of several generations. These crispy and savoury treats are a delicious addition to any meal and a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

They were a popular dish among the upper class in France during the 19th century. Frequently served as a side dish or as an accompaniment to a larger meal, a variety of ingredients, including fish, chicken, and vegetables, were used to make them.

As the potato croquette gained popularity and spread throughout Europe, it eventually reached the United States. Potato croquettes are now a popular snack and side dish with variations found in cuisines and cultures all over the world.

Mashed potatoes are combined with other ingredients and formed into small balls or logs before being dipped in beaten eggs and rolled in breadcrumbs before being fried until golden brown.

For my recipe, I have only used egg yolk in the potato mixture. This is because the yolk contains the majority of the fat content and thus acts as a better binder.

However, do not throw away the egg white. You can mix the egg white into the beaten eggs or save it for another recipe

Many recipes, such as swiss meringue buttercream or a healthy egg white omelette, call for only egg whites.

Croquettes can be enjoyed on their own or as a side dish, with a crispy exterior and a creamy and savoury interior to delight the taste buds.

As this recipe is simple to double, it can be made in large batches, making them ideal for parties, picnics, and other large gatherings.

Potato croquettes are a traditional snack that has truly stood the test of time.

They are an excellent way to repurpose leftover mashed potatoes.

Try this recipe to see why potato croquettes have been a favourite among foodies for centuries.

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Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes

by Nabeela Kauser
Potato croquettes are a delicious savoury snack with a crunchy outside and a creamy, flavourful inside. They are an ideal kids’ snack or after-school treat, whether served as an appetiser or as part of a main course.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetiser, Snack
Cuisine French, Western
Servings 6
Calories 296 kcal



  • Boil the chopped potatoes in a pot of salted water until soft, then drain and mash them with a potato masher or fork.
  • Mix in the butter, egg yolk, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Roll the mixture into small croquette shapes and place them on a plate or baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate the croquettes for at least 30 minutes to firm them up.
  • In separate bowls, place the flour and breadcrumbs.
  • Dip each potato croquette in the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip in the beaten egg, allowing any excess to drip off. Finally, coat in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat enough vegetable oil in a deep pan or fryer to cover the croquettes.
  • Once the oil is hot (around 180°C), add a few croquettes at a time and fry them until golden brown, turning them occasionally for even cooking.
  • Remove the croquettes with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve the potato croquettes hot as a side dish or snack


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 11gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 359mgPotassium: 443mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 444IUVitamin C: 16mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 134mgIron: 2mg
Keyword After School Snacks, Finger Food, Food, Kids Snacks, Party Food, Potato, Recipe, Sides
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