Cuisine: French

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 9

Croquettes is an easy go-to appetizer recipe with all the ingredients you have in your kitchen. This is such a delicious dish that you can serve at kitty parties, birthday parties, and game nights. Try this scrumptious dish and enjoy it with your loved ones. 

  • 750g potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 25g butter
  • 2 egg yolks plus 2 whole eggs
  • 50g cheddar cheese
  • 50g plain flour 
  • 100g panko breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper

Easy but utterly delicious potatoes croquettes recipe

  1. Simmer the potatoes in lightly salted water for 15 minutes. Once tender, drain and mash it thoroughly with a ricer. 
  2. Add in the butter and 2 egg yolks and beat for 2 minutes, add in the cheese, and season according to your taste. Cover and leave until it's cooled down. 
  3. Put the flour, whole eggs, breadcrumbs into three separate bowls and beat the eggs. Dip each croquette in the flour, pat off any excess, then dip it in the eggs before coating in breadcrumbs.
  4. Transfer to a baking tray, then leave to cool to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  5. Drizzle the croquettes with oil and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. 

Chef Tip: You can shallow fry the croquettes in a large frying pan, turning regularly until golden bowl. Drain well on kitchen paper and serve piping hot.

One thing is for sure, these croquettes make one of the best appetizers! Serve these with some type of sauce or garlic aioli dipping sauce. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• The first croquettes had the size of an egg.

• The world record for eating croquettes is 68 croquettes in one hour. Who challenges the record holder…? 

Historical Fact

• The croquette originated in France and it was in 1898 that Monseur Escoffier, the founder of the classical French Cuisine, together with the help of Monsieur Philias Gilbert started to write down the recipe.

• Before the twentieth century, the croquette was a luxury product for the wealthy bourgeoisie.

Nutrition Fact

• The fillings inside the croquettes are packed with many vitamins and minerals and also contain antioxidants.

• But the crispy balls or patties can contain plenty of unwanted and unexpected fat and calories, so one needs to concoct their croquettes with a little nutritional know-how.