Potato Croquettes

There will always be leftovers. So what to do with them that’s fun, creative and not just leftovers? These potato croquettes are one answer, if you happen to have leftover mashed potatoes. They make an equally tasty entree for breakfast or dinner. In fact, they are so yummy that you may make mashed potatoes just so you can have them. That’s okay, too.

Potato Croquettes

Serves: 2
Time to make: ~45 minutes with leftover mashed potatoes

Combine in a bowl:

  • 2 servings (1½ cups) leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup grated cheese (your choice)
  • 3 oz. cooked or smoked, flaked salmon (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • enough bread crumbs to hold the mixture together

Form into 4 patties and let chill on wax paper in the freezer for around 30 minutes .Coat each patty in bread crumbs. Heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high. Brown each patty for 5 minutes per side.


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    5 thoughts on “Potato Croquettes

    1. cooknkate 5 November 2006 at 8:53 am


      I have made something similar….Mashed Potato Cakes from Sara Moulton Cooks at Home cookbook. They are decadent and yummy…too yummy, but a good way to use up leftover mashed spuds when we are fortunate enough to have them.

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