Italian Style Baked Mashed Potato Croquettes

A very delicate crunch and hardly no fat to worry about baking them instead of frying. Grandma's recipe adapted to a healthier new way! Still full of flavor!


The combination of Italian style bread crumbs mixed with panko make a perfect coating for these leftover mashed potatoes

Adding the panko give these an extra crunchy bite....



1 cup or more of leftover mashed potatoes cold
1 package of panko bread crumbs
Italian bread crumbs
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of grating cheese
olive oil
aluminum foil
wax paper
Take cold mashed potatoes add minced garlic and shape them into logs. Place on wax paper a combined mixture of panko and Italian flavored bread crumbs (about a cup of each) for 1 cup of potato. Add all spices and cheese to the crumbs mix together. Roll logs into crumbs to coat evenly. On a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, add 1/4 cup of olive oil, place logs on the oil. Bake the mashed potato logs in hot oven preheated at 430 until brown and crispy.

24 comments:

  1. How delicious! So simple and I can taste them already! Yum!

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  2. Oh wow, these are delightful! Here I thought mashed potatoes were perfect and then you kicked them up in an unbelievable way.

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  3. What appetizing aromatic croquettes! I like the idea of baking instead of frying. Weel done :)) Bye

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  4. Great idea for left over potatoes. They are the perfect side dish. You should enter them in the side dish show down Reeni hosts. I envision eating them with a drizzle of red sauce and a nice antipasto salad.

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  5. These look very delicious...crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I love it baked.

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  6. These are such wonderful dish dish! My children love it. Hoping to make this soon.
    Btw, shipment F.O.C for the steamed bun! I'm sending over by CANON printer. hehe....
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Cheers always,
    Kristy

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  7. Something I will definitely try!

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  8. I've made these and they are delicious!

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  9. This looks like the ultimate comfort food! I really appreciate that they are baked, not fried.

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  10. Excellent potato croquettes - we would love the crunch! Yummy!

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  11. Love the oven baked croquettes, saves on both oil and calories too!

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  12. great recipe - I think I will put a little cheese in the potatoes, maybe bacon too - yum

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  13. These are beckoning to me....the crunch and then the creamy smooth. ked not fried. Grandma would be pleased.

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  14. That's a great way to convert mash potatoes into something that has two different kinds of textures, soft and crunchy.

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  15. Just love the way you know just the right combination of herbs and spices to use! Not only wonderfully crispy but full of flavour. Alex would love them!!

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  16. Well as I told you, mashed potatoes are my weakness, and this really kicks that to a new level. I would devour these.

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  17. Great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. Yours are a lot healthier than what I would do with these...cheese, cheese and more cheese.

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  18. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and idea's I love the cheese and bacon idea's to add will try next time~

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  19. I love panko! I am sure this added a wonderful crunch to these. yum!

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  20. I love croquettes.......and these are a great way to recycle left over potatoes

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  21. Is there anything that isn't wonderful breaded in panko? I use so much of it I buy it in huge 5 lb bags at an Asian restaurant supply place here in Vegas....and you know what, these would rock as a side dish with a touch of your awesome tomato sauce on them.

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  22. Potato croquettes are delicious, but adding garlic to the potatoes first is brilliant -- baking them is genius. Great recipe, Claudia! Happy Thanksgiving!

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