Friday, September 28, 2012

(Leftover Mashed) Potato Croquettes

I love mashed potatoes.  Who doesn't? Chris made some tasty mashed taters the other night with leftovers to boot.  Using the cold left over mashed potatoes I reinvented them into crispy crusted croquettes!  Find out how after the jump!

What's your favorite way to reinvent leftovers?

PS: Birthdays continue! Happy Birthday to my godmother, Aunt Lynnie! & my sweet nephew, Derek! Love you both!

Happy Friday everyone!

  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Make it
  1. Divide mashed potatoes into 6 equal lumps.  Gently roll each lump into short thick logs about 2.5inches long & about 1 inch thick. Cold potatoes work best so if they get to soft throw them in the fridge for a bit.
  2. In two separate bowls place your (whisked!) egg  in one & bread crumbs in another.
  3. For each croquette roll the potato into the egg & then the bread crumbs, set aside on your cutting board or dish until all have been breaded.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet.
  5. Using tongs place each croquette into the hot oil. Turn often to brown each side.
  6. When browned on all sides remove croquettes with tongs from oil & let rest on paper towels until ready to serve.

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