Potato Croquettes


These croquettes make great use of leftover mashed potatoes. Great for dinner with a garden salad.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 cups mashed potatoes

  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 2 tablespoons imitation bacon bits

  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for deep frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, cheese, eggs, parsley, bacon bits, onion flakes, salt, and pepper. Form mixture into patties, then dredge patties in bread crumbs.

  2. Pour oil 1/2-inch deep in a large, heavy skillet. Heat oil over medium-high heat.

  3. Fry patties in hot oil, flipping to fry them on both sides until they are golden brown. Serve hot.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

660 Calories
40g Fat
58g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 660
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1506mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 24mg 120%
Calcium 287mg 22%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 840mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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