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Potato Croquettes

Ingredients

  • Leftover Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parsley Flakes
  • Oil for Frying

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix cold mashed potatoes, egg, cheese, nutmeg, salt & pepper.
  2. Add flour if needed/as needed until you have a soft dough.
  3. Form dough into logs and place in the fridge for an hour or more to firm up.
  4. When ready to cook, heat your frying oil (1-2" deep in your pot and 365-375 degrees).
  5. Remove croquettes from fridge and roll in breadcrumbs mixed with a bit of parsley. The amount will depend on how many croquettes you made.
  6. Fry in batches of 3 until golden brown on the outside. Drain and serve hot.

Variations:

  1. The same technique can be used with any "mashed" type of vegetable--winter squash, sweet potato etc.
  2. Cheddar or Mozzarella cheese could be used instead.
  3. Chopped or diced meat can be added to the croquettes--ham, turkey, sausage.
  4. The original recipe is mild--you can increase/add to seasonings with garlic, onion etc.
  5. Have leftover stuffing? You can combine stuffing and mashed potatoes!