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Potato Croquettes

Rated as 3.95 out of 5 Stars

"A great use for leftover mashed potato. Great for dinner with a garden salad."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 660 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, eggs, parsley, cheese, salt and pepper, bacon bits and onion flakes. Form mixture into patties, and dredge patties in the bread crumbs.
  2. Pour oil 1/2 inch deep in a large, heavy skillet. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Fry patties, flipping to fry them on both sides, until they are golden brown. Serve hot.

Footnotes

  • 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; 39.9 g fat; 58.4 g carbohydrates; 17.6 g protein; 111 mg cholesterol; 1506 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I Loved this recipe... If you are making these and they fall apart in the pan, you are using too much oil. Also when you make the mash potatoes do not add too much butter and milk. If the ma...

Most helpful critical review

I did not find this to be easy at all... the patties fell apart as soon as they were in the pan, resulting in fried goo. Would not recommend.

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I Loved this recipe... If you are making these and they fall apart in the pan, you are using too much oil. Also when you make the mash potatoes do not add too much butter and milk. If the ma...

Very good recipe, although next time I will omit the salt as the cheese added a good amount (based on other reviews, I used romano and cheddar). I also used minced fresh onion instead of dried ...

Added more cheese and some flour to the potatoes as some had suggested. Used Panko crumbs instead of regular so that they turned out nice and crispy on the outside. Will make again---will try w...

I served these as an appetizer. Everyone enjoyed them, even my daughter who hates mashed potatoes came back for thirds on these! I used cold mashed potatoes (with garlic and ham pieces) and fr...

Instant (chunky) mashed potatoes will work, but I have to add a caveat...form them into balls and roll into bread crumbs. (will be messy) Place them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and ...

Absolutely the best potato cakes I have ever made. My family loved them. I added fried bacon instead of bacon bits and mixed cheese. The bread crumbs made all the difference. I usually have issu...

I did not find this to be easy at all... the patties fell apart as soon as they were in the pan, resulting in fried goo. Would not recommend.

Great recipe! I used instant pototoes and they turned out fine. I made the potatoes a little thicker than normal. A few fell apart a little in the oil but not too bad. I also substituted finely ...

Word from the wise: do NOT make this dish with instant potatoes. You'll end up with a soggy mess.