Potato Croquettes


Making your own potato croquettes is easier than you might think. Delicious mashed potatoes in a crispy coating; the perfect side dish.

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Potato croquettes

In the world of potatoes, you'd think there are only a set amount of recipes. Guess again! You can now indulge in the world of delectable delights with a classic favourite – Potato Croquettes!

These golden-brown wonders are a symphony of mashed potatoes, seasoned to perfection and coated in a tantalizing crunch.

Whether you're a food enthusiast seeking comfort in every bite or a novice cook looking to impress, these irresistible croquettes are the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Embark on a journey of flavours and textures that will leave you craving more. Experience the timeless treat that never fails to bring smiles to the table!

The best part? They are super easy to make, kid-friendly and loved by many. Let's get cooking!


Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2023-07-22, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hours 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 24-07-2023

1 hours 10 minutes 6 people Side dishes
Potato croquettes


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  • 1 kg floury potatoes
  • 40 grams butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • A generous pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • breadcrumbs
Potato croquettes ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • vegetable peeler
  • chopping board & chef’s knife
  • medium saucepan
  • fine sieve & ladle
  • silicone spatula
  • piping bag without nozzle
  • large plate or bowl
  • cling film
  • 3 deep plates
  • deep fat fryer or pan with thick base
  • slotted spoon
  • bowl or plate lined with kitchen paper

Potato Croquettes

1 hours 10 minutes 6 people Side dishes

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Preparation – 40 minutes + waiting time

Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces. Cook the potatoes in plenty of salted, boiling water.

Drain the potatoes, then briefly boil them dry. This is not absolutely necessary, but it does ensure that the mashed potatoes will be as dry as possible.

Make a smooth purée, which is best done by rubbing the potatoes through a fine sieve. Add the butter and stir immediately so that it can melt through the warm mashed potatoes.

Season the potato purée with pepper, salt and a generous pinch of nutmeg. Leave to cool a little and then stir in 2 egg yolks.

Put the potato purée in a piping bag - without the nozzle - and pipe thick logs on a large plate or dish. To prevent sticking, it is best to dust these with a little flour first.

Cover the logs of mashed potato with cling film and leave them to cool completely in the fridge.

Potato croquettes
Potato croquettes

Finishing the potato croquettes – 30 minutes

Prepare 3 plates, one with a layer of flour, the second with beaten egg whites and the third with a generous layer of breadcrumbs.

Cut the logs of mashed potato into chunks of about 4 - 5 cm.

Preparing potato croquettes
Preparing potato croquettes

Roll a chunk through the flour, then through the egg white and finally through the breadcrumbs. Make sure that it is completely covered with each coating.

Breaded potato croquettes
Breaded potato croquettes

Repeat for the remaining mashed potato chunks and, in the meantime, heat the oil for deep-frying. Deep-fry the potato croquettes for a few minutes until golden brown.

Do not deep-fry too many croquettes at once, and do not cook them for too long. Drain them on kitchen paper and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Potato Croquettes: frequently asked questions

What do potato croquettes go well with?

In principle, potato croquettes can be eaten with anything. In the Netherlands, they are traditionally served with casseroles, sweet and sour rabbit and beef stew.

How many croquettes should I allow per person?

Usually, 5 or 6 potato croquettes are served per person. You can always keep a few in reserve, for those with larger appetites.