Cheesy Potato Croquettes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 24m
Ready In

"I had some left over mashed potato's and wanted to use them up, preferably without having to make a meal. I found this recipe on S.B.S. it is from a series "River Cottage Australia". Now I am not a fan of fried food, as a matter of a fact I could count on one hand , how many times I have deep fried something, but I thought I would try these. Well.... The family loved them, served with Homemade Relish, leftover chive dip, and some sour cream, this made for a really easy and budget meal. NOTE: I did find out after my first batch only to use mashed potato that did not have milk and butter.... The next night I made this using straight mashed potato, and they were a lot firmer to handle. I used fresh breadcrumbs, and I would imagine, that if you have any bacon you could finely chop some and add some pieces to this mix which would be really tasty."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (301.4 g)
  • Calories 477.3
  • Total Fat - 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 269.9 mg
  • Sodium - 634.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 59.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 9.4 g
  • Protein - 20.2 g
  • Calcium - 247.1 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 57.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Combine the cold potato, two eggs, fresh parsley, mozzarella and flour, check the seasoning and add salt or pepper as needed.

Step 2

Roll the potato mix into bite-sized balls and place them on a tray in the fridge for at least an hour.

Step 3

For crumb mix; mix together the other three eggs and milk in a shallow bowl - Place the breadcrumbs on a tray next to them.

Step 4

Heat enough oil for deep-frying in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.

Step 5

Roll the balls in the egg wash, then the breadcrumbs and deep-fry, in batches, for about 3 minutes each. The crumb should be golden and the cheese melted on the inside.

Step 6

Transfer the croquettes to paper towel to drain and enjoy hot with lemon squeezed over the top, sour cream or tomato relish.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.