Monday, March 26, 2012

Meatless Monday: Potato Croquettes

I borrowed a Dutch cookbook from the library that is called "Koken met Karin zonder pakjes en zakjes" which means cooking with Karin without using pre bought mixes. I love cooking from scratch and it is something I prefer to do. While the book doesn't contain enough vegetarian recipes to convince me to buy the book, it does have some handy basic recipes for sauces and good ways to use leftovers. I made potato croquettes from this book using leftover mashed potatoes :) It was something I wanted to try for a long time already and it isn't that hard to do.

Potato Croquettes:
some leftover mashed potatoes
1 egg
bread crumbs
plant based oil

If you have leftover mashed potatoes, store them in the fridge overnight so it gets nice and firm. Form small croquettes with your hands. They do get bigger because they get a double coating. Place a plate with flour, a plate with egg and a plate with bread crumbs on the counter. Take your croquette and cover with flour, then with egg and then bread crumbs. For the double coating go through egg and bread crumbs once more. Store them in the fridge until you are going to bake them. They can also be frozen at this point. Bake them golden brown in hot oil. Place them on some kitchen towels before serving.
As a variation you can also add some mustard, cheese, parsley or whatever you like in your potato mash before making the croquettes. But do so before storing the mashed poatoes in the fridge.

Now this sounds pretty easy but still it is a bit messy. I guess it will take some more practice before they get a nicer shape, but they taste great all the same.

This post is part of Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.
MMMM is a weekly carnival dedicated to those interested in improving their personal health and the health of the planet by reducing meat consumption one day a week. Every Monday you have a chance to feature a link to something meatless. It doesn’t have to be a recipe {although that would be nice}, it can be a picture of a meatless meal you ate that week, an interesting article you read about meat consumption, a post on your blog about going meatless, perhaps a post on someone else’s blog you found helpful, anything Meatless Monday appropriate.


And also part of Meatless Monday on Vegetarische Blogs


  1. Zo perfect om op deze manier niet alleen zonder vlees te eten maar ook om restjes te verwerken!

  2. I will try this recipe for sure!

  3. Uniflame!
    We follow each other on Twitter! So great to find your site.
    But Darling Croquettes? You have made my day. I'm growing potatoes just to make this recipe!
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