Patatokeftedes (Potato Croquettes)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

As we do them in Greece.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rice the potatoes.
  2. Add the egg, onions, parsley or cilantro, cheese and pepper.
  3. Taste and add salt if not salty enough.
  4. Combine well and refrigerate for 2 hours before proceeding with recipe.
  5. Shape the potato mixture into'meatballs'.
  6. Dredge in flour, flattening slightly, and fry in hot oil (we use olive oil in Greece, but vegetable oil can be used instead).
  7. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve hot or warm.
  9. Note: Breadcrumbs can also be used to dredge the potato croquettes instead of the flour.
  10. This results in a crisper exterior.
Most Helpful

Very good croquettes. I used Parmesan cheese but the flavor did not come trough enough. Maybe I will use more next time or the Kefalotiri is just a better cheese to use. I coated them in greadcrumbs and fried them in olive oil. Served them with roast chicken and steamed runner beans.

Pets'R'us May 19, 2003

four thumbs up!! my boyfriend and i LOVED these potatoes...made for zwt4.

catalinacrawler June 11, 2008

Made these as a side to pork chops. They were delicious. DH had his drowned in ketchup but that is normal. I had mine plain and they hit the spot. I get tired of potatoes the same way all the time. DH & I grew up with potatoes at every supper meal so it is hard to find different ways to cook them at times this is definitly a keeper. Thank You. made for ZWT4 for team CHIC CHEFS.

Huskergirl June 08, 2008