Potato croquettes

The croquette is a classic of Italian fried food, loved by everyone from children to adults. Served at any family gathering, potato croquettes are an excellent substitute for everyday mashed potato – they’ll disappear in seconds. Alternatively, they can be filled with cheese and cold cuts, whatever you prefer. They are ideal as appetizers or to accompany a main course instead of the ubiquitous french fries: in short, any occasion is suitable for feasting on them! Make lots and serve them piping hot. To prepare this classic dish, just follow our recipe with the video and photo gallery, which shows every detail of what our chef did: it will be an absolute doddle to make the perfect potato croquettes!


30 minutes Total time
15 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Mash the potatoes in a bowl. Add an egg yolk and the parmesan and mix well. Add some salt and pepper. Stir until the mixture is smooth. Once the potato mixture is ready take a scoop with your hands and make the croquettes. Now dip the croquettes in the beaten egg before coating them in breadcrumbs. Finally fry the croquettes in hot oil until golden.

When frying potato croquettes make sure that the oil is hot enough, otherwise the croquettes could disintegrate. Also, when they are ready - lovely and golden brown - drain them well and pat them dry with a paper towel to remove any excess oil. Another couple of tips: the recipe for these croquettes is the classic one, but you can fill them however you like - with meats, cheeses etc – and, finally, to make them even crispier, coat them in the breadcrumbs twice!
Are you dieting? Are you counting the calories? Then you should know that a potato croquette has about 30 calories if baked; if it is fried, they go up to about 110 for each croquette.

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