gobbled up. [potato croquettes]

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Happy New Year! After a wonderful two weeks off work, I’m finally back at the office today. I put cooking and blogging on the back burner over the break, but I’m back in action now and bring you potato croquettes. These crispy taters are a must-make. I brought the croquettes to a football party over the weekend and they were gobbled up in no time. I think my brother alone ate five of them!

Recipe:

2 tbsp. 2% milk

2 tbsp. chopped green onion

2 egg yolks, beaten

3 tbsp. flour

4 cups leftover garlic mashed potatoes (made with Idaho potatoes, salted butter, cream, salt and pepper)

1 egg, beaten

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 cups panko bread crumbs mixed with 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan, seasoned with salt and pepper

Peanut oil, enough to fill the pan 1-inch

Ketchup, if desired, for dipping

Directions:

Add milk, salt, pepper, chopped onion, beaten egg yolks and flour to mashed potatoes. Chill potatoes 10-15 minutes. Shape croquettes (oblong shape), using a small amount of the mashed potato mixture for each. Dip in the beaten egg, then roll through panko bread crumbs. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium to medium-high heat, then add peanut oil.

Fry croquettes in small batches (2-3 at a time), and cook until brown on all sides, about 1 to 2 minutes. The croquettes are very delicate, so be careful when flipping in the pan. While frying, continually strain oil, to remove any excess/burned panko crumbs.

Transfer fried croquettes to a paper towel-lined plate. Serve croquettes hot or warm.

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  • http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com Angie@Angie’s Recipes

    They are so crunchy on the outside, and tender and creamy on the inside. Your potato croquettes look so tempting.

  • egg me on

    These look amazing! Great use for leftover mashed potatoes.

  • http://yummychunklet.wordpress.com yummychunklet

    These sound delicious!

  • http://www.foodiebaker.com Jasline @ Foodie Baker

    I love croquettes, crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, yum!

  • http://sweetandcrumby.wordpress.com Geni – Sweet and Crumby

    These look so comforting and fabulous. I work next to Porto’s bakery in Burbank (Cuban bakery) and must fight off the temptation of potato croquettes daily. Yours look even better!

  • http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com The Hook

    Regardless of how they taste, these look pretty cool, Caroline.
    Well done!

  • http://whilehewasout.wordpress.com whilehewasout

    Mmh these look good and simple, the boyfriend would love these! I might try them in the oven :) Thanks for sharing!

  • http://burlapkitchen.com The Burlap Kitchen

    These look so good!