Potato Croquets

potato croquets

I was fortunate enough to be able to buy 200 lbs. of potatoes from a local farm this year, and they were only $.10 a pound.

Of course, that means lots and lots of potato soup, baked potatoes, and mashed potatoes. I found a way for us to use up some of the leftover mashed potatoes by making them into potato croquets.

All you need to do is:

Mix together 1/2 cup flour, 2 eggs, 1 cup shredded cheese, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper with 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes. Carefully shape into “patties” and dredge on both sides in cornmeal.

Fry in a traditional fat,

like beef tallow or coconut oil until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes. Butter can be used, but be careful of scorching. Flip over and fry on the other side for another 2-3 minutes.

Serve with pepper gravy, if desired.

Make the gravy by first melting 4 tablespoons butter in a pan, and adding 4 tablespoons flour. Allow to cook for 1 minute to remove the “raw flour” taste. Add 2 cups of milk, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Stir constantly, allowing gravy to thicken. Perfect as a side dish, for breakfast or any time.

20 thoughts on “Potato Croquets”

  1. These look great! We’ve done a similar vegan version with leftover beans and veg mixed into the potatoes, but I didn’t develop the recipe enough to publish.

  2. Amanda @ The Mommy Mix

    These look absolutely delicious and perfect for me! I am very bad for making way too much when I make mashed potatoes and end up throwing out most of it. Pinning for the next time I do that!

  3. Looks like a delicious alternative to some other potato sides. Great way to mix it up. I can’t get over the 200 pounds of potatoes being purchased! I have a family of 11 and I wouldn’t even know where to store 200 pounds of potatoes!

    1. we have them in bushel baskets on shelves in our walk in pantry 🙂 It’s only 6 baskets…sounds like more than it really is 😉

  4. Chelle @ oh just stop already

    Admittedly at first I thought it said “potato crochet” and I was excited to learn to make a tater. But now I’m hungry and these look so dang delicious!

  5. Hi Heather!

    This is my first time at your site and let me just say, I love your blurb on the side that said “hi and to c’mon in!” It reminds me of a warm, southern hospitality that I’ve experienced in the past when dining in Southern states. I know about croquets from seeing them on the Food Network and let me just tell you that these look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! 🙂

  6. I just got some Yukon Gold potatoes and wanted to do something a little different with them. This is perfect! Thanks!

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