How to Make Bacon Potato Croquettes

Making new recipes with leftovers keeps meals from becoming boring. This is especially important in getting your children to eat the same thing two nights in a row. Bacon potato croquettes are a big hit with kids and adults aren't exactly disappointed about eating them either. Here is a great bacon potato croquette recipe:


Step 1

Get out your mixing bowl and add the following ingredients: mashed potatoes, eggs, cheese, bacon, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix together with your hands until completely combined.

Step 2

In the frying pan add enough oil to cover 1/2 way up the pan. Turn the know to high heat.

Step 3

In a small bowl add plenty of bread crumbs.

Step 4

Roll up your mashed potatoes in to little patties or ball shapes.

Step 5

Add the mash potato balls to the bread crumbs until they are evenly coated.

Step 6

Place each bread coated potato ball in to the frying pan when the oil is hot. Brown on all sides and remove.

Step 7

Allow oil to drain from the potato and serve hot.

Tips and Warnings

If you don't have left over mashed potatoes then make some and allow them to have time to chill in the fridge. You will have a difficult time working with the potatoes if they are hot. Do not allow any children in the kitchen when cooking with oil. Too many accidents happen with hot oil and it just isn't safe when kids don't fully understand the danger.

Things You'll Need

Left Over Mashed Potatoes, 4 slices of cooked bacon crumbled, 2 eggs, 1/8 cup of parmesan cheese, 2 tbs of parsley flakes, Dash of salt, Dash of Pepper, Bread Crumbs to Coat, Vegetable Oil , Frying pan, Mixing bowl, Small bowl

About this Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.