"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Appetizers & Hors D'oeuvres
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
Senior Cook
debbie24's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 148
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.


debbie24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 02:09 AM   #2
Executive Chef
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,977
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.

Ishbel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Alabama USA
Posts: 26
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.
jayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
Executive Chef
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,977
Or, if you have some green veg left, as well as mashed potato.... why not try the old British dish called Bubble and Squeak?!
Bubble and Squeak!
Ishbel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 09:31 AM   #5
Master Chef
Constance's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
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.
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 09:32 AM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
kadesma's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,372
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.

HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 09:33 AM   #7
Head Chef
goboenomo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,208
Send a message via AIM to goboenomo Send a message via MSN to goboenomo Send a message via Yahoo to goboenomo
You could always just reheat it with some butter and corn. :D
Good stuff.
Zzyxk - Short baked goods slideshow! Homemade
Please check it out.
goboenomo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 09:11 AM   #8
Sous Chef
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Straits of Juan de Fuca
Posts: 893
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.
cjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #9
Senior Cook
debbie24's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 148
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.
debbie24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2006, 02:59 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,612
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.

"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.