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Old 11-07-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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Potato Croquet

Ok i have some mashed potatoes left over from dinner and wanted to make potato croquets. Anyone have a recipe they can share with me? I made some a long time ago and cant remember how i did them.


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Old 11-08-2006, 02:09 AM   #2
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Although I haven't made croquettes for many years, in fact since my children were small - this is how I used to do it. Form the mashed potatoes into short, fat cylinders by rolling into a log and cutting into required size pieces. Dip in beaten egg, then coat in breadcrumb. Deep fry.

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Old 11-08-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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Potato Croquet

My Mom was a frugal cook from necessity. She served these quite often. I don't have her exact recipe (I'm not sure she had one!) But this one is very similar.


1 c. mashed potatoes
1/2 c. flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper, if desired

Combine ingredients. Form into pancake size patties; fry until golden brown.

I do remember that hers sometimes had diced onion in it.

I hope this helps.
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
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Or, if you have some green veg left, as well as mashed potato.... why not try the old British dish called Bubble and Squeak?!
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:31 AM   #5
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My mother fixed them the same way, Jayco, the only difference being that she shaped hers into oval logs. I'm glad to see a recipe...she never used one either, and I never could get mine quite right.
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:32 AM   #6
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if you have any left or type of meat (cooked) pork,chicken,even bacon, dice it then , as my mom use to do add some diced sauteed onions to the potatoes with salt and pepper,and make patties, then put a filling on top of one pattie and top it with a second, then fry in a skillet with butter til golden. She'd serve this with a salad and for my dad buttered bread and a veggie..My sister and I loved them.

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You could always just reheat it with some butter and corn. :D
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:11 AM   #8
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Here's a start for you to play with -

Potato Croquettes
Serving Size : 5

3 medium baking potatoes -- peeled and sliced
1/4 cup shredded low-fat Swiss or cheddar cheese
1/4 cup nonfat cream cheese product
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon nonfat margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared or dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg white -- lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups coarsely crushed corn flakes
vegetable cooking spray

Cook potato in boiling water for 20 minutes, or until tender; drain. Transfer to bowl. Beat potato at medium speed until smooth. Add cheese, and next 6 ingredients. Beat well. Divide mixture into 10 equal portions and shape into balls. Dip in egg white and roll in cereal. Place on a baking sheet coated with nonstick spray. Bake at 400F for 10-15 minutes or until crisp and golden.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #9
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cjs that sounds delish. I'll definately save that one for next time.

so i did them this morning and i tried just rolling the potatoes into balls and dipped in beated egg and then rolled in seasoned bread crumbs & deep fried and then i also tried the recipe above given by jayco. I didnt add as much flour as suggested because it just seemed like alot to me. I did cut down a tad on all the ingredients but left the potatoes the same. I also deep fried these. I really liked the ones rolled in breadcrumbs and i didnt like the other. It seemed more like a soft deep fried bread sort of instead of a potato croquet. Maybe if i had used the other ingredients as a batter and just dipped the rolled potatoes into it and then fried it would have been better but i couldnt even really tell there was potatoes in this one after it was fried. Thanks for the recipes guys, i definately appreciate the help.
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:59 PM   #10
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When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be about a game using potatoes. You know, like croquet on the lawn using wooden mallets and wooden balls? Whatever.

I, too, make my croquettes using some beaten egg and bread crumbs. Although, I do sometimes add some grated Parmesan cheese and a little minced garlic to the potatoes before shaping them. Then, instead of traditional bread crumbs, I use Panko crumbs. Really yummy and nice and crispy on the outside. These are great with roast beef.

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