Cheesy Potato Croquettes
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Cheesy Potato Croquettes

Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appies & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup parmesan and herb panko crumbs

Serve with:

  • Sour cream
  • Chives, chopped

Instructions

  • Combine the mashed potatoes, egg, cheddar cheese, chives, flour, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper together in a bowl; mix until well combined. 
  • Roll the potato mixture into like sized round balls.
  • Roll the potato balls in the panko crumbs until evenly coated. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Side Note: Don't skip this step, it helps the panko adhere to the potato balls.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. 
  • Fry each croquette in shallow oil (enough to fill pan 1/2-inch) until brown on all sides. Make sure to cook in small batches, giving each croquette at least 2 inches of space around it to not overcrowd the pan. This prevents the croquettes from falling apart while frying.
  • Remove from oil to a paper towel lined plate to remove excess grease. Sprinkle with freshly cracked sea salt and black pepper, to taste. 
  • Serve immediately with sour cream and chives on the side, if desired. Enjoy.