Mini Potato Croquette

Mini Potato Croquette

~ Mini potato croquettes are versatile and flavorful finger food with addicting crunchy crust. Great way to use up leftover potatoes. ~
 
Mini potato croquettes are versatile and flavorful finger food with addicting crunchy crust. Great way to use up leftover potatoes.
Have some leftover mashed potato? Don’t know what to do with it? Well, it must be your lucky day. I have an amazing recipe for you to use up your leftover mashed potato.
 
I love potatoes in any shape or form. However, mashed potato on the second day is just not that appealing to me. My mom shared this recipe with me a while back. She learned it on Japanese cooking show.
Mini potato croquettes are versatile and flavorful finger food with addicting crunchy crust. Great way to use up leftover potatoes.

This recipe is pretty basic, but very flavorful and versatile. You can add in shredded carrots, hard-boiled egg, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Mini Potato Croquettes

1. In a large skillet, sauté garlic in hot olive oil over medium high heat. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Brown the meat thoroughly. Transfer the cooked meat in a medium bowl and mix it with mashed potato and minced cilantro. At this point you can add shredded carrots, or chopped hard-boiled eggs, if desired.
2. Using a small ice cream scoop, form 1.5-inch balls.
3. Roll the balls in the flour, and flatten into mini patties. Then dip them in the beaten egg and roll the patties in Panko.
4. Heat the oil in skillet over medium high heat. Fry the patties until golden brown about a minute on each side. Transfer the croquettes on wire rack.

Panko is very flaky and light Japanese breadcrumbs. Because it does not soak up the oil during frying, the end result is light and crispy!

The secret keeping these croquettes crunchy and crispy longer, rest the cooked mini croquettes on wire rack. This allows air to circulate all around, preventing hot steam moistening the crispy crust.

Mini potato croquettes are versatile and flavorful finger food with addicting crunchy crust. Great way to use up leftover potatoes. Enjoy!
Mini Potato Croquette
Yields 18
Mini potato croquettes are versatile and flavorful finger food with addicting crunchy crust. Great way to use up leftover potatoes.
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Ingredients
  1. • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  2. • ½ lb ground beef
  3. • ½ teaspoon salt
  4. • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  5. • 1 cup mashed potato
  6. • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  7. • 4 tablespoons flour
  8. • 1 egg, beaten
  9. • ½ cup Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), optional
  10. • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large skillet, sauté garlic in hot olive oil over medium high heat. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Brown the meat thoroughly. Transfer the cooked meat in a medium bowl and mix it with mashed potato and chopped cilantro. At this point you can add shredded carrots, or chopped hard-boiled eggs, if desired.
  2. 2. Using a small ice cream scoop, form 1.5-inch balls.
  3. 3. Roll the balls in the flour, and flatten into mini patties. Then dip them in the beaten egg and roll the patties in Panko.
  4. 4. Heat the oil in skillet over medium high heat. Fry the patties until golden brown about a minute on each side. Transfer the croquettes on wire rack.
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  1. superb. I’ll try it :)

  2. Awesome recipe…..

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