Simply Croquettes With Mashed Potatoes and Goat Cheese

READY IN: 1hr 55mins




  • Begin by following the package instructions for heating the mashed potatoes. After the initial 3-minute cook time, stir in the goat cheese until well combined and remove the mixture to the refrigerator 30 minutes or until cool to the touch.
  • In a medium bowl combine the breadcrumbs, green onions, bacon, and pepper. Crack the eggs into a small bowl and beat well with a fork. Measure the flour into another small bowl. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • When potatoes have cooled, working with floured hands, lightly form 1-inch balls with the mashed potato mixture. Dip the balls in the flour, give them a final roll between the hands, and place them on the parchment paper. Wash, dry, and re-flour hands as needed if they become sticky.
  • One at a time, dip the potato balls into the beaten eggs with one hand and drop them into the breadcrumb mixture; then, with the other hand gently roll the balls in the breadcrumb mixture and return to the parchment paper. Again, wash, dry, and re-flour hands as needed. Refrigerate croquettes at least 30 minutes before frying.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons (or as much as needed to cover the skillet) garlic-infused olive oil to medium-high heat. Fry croquettes in 2-3 batches adding more oil as needed. Roll the croquettes about with a fork as they cook 5-10 minutes or until all sides are crispy and golden-brown. Remove the croquettes to paper towels to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!