Potato Croquettes with Sweet Sriracha Mayo

How do you feel about Christmas dinner leftovers? Love them? Hate them?

I'm on Team Love Them, at least for a day. There's the once a year turkey sandwich on white bread smothered in mayo, the turkey soup (or this Thai Coconut Turkey Soup, for something a little different) and maybe even a plate of warmed up stuffing covered in never nearly enough leftover gravy.

Potato Croquettes with Sweet Sriracha Mayo

But what to do with all the leftovers that you just don't feel like eating anymore but feel kind of guilty about throwing out? You make crispy little Potato Croquettes and serve them with some sweet sriracha mayo, that's what you do.

These little guys are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. Dipped in some sweet and spicy sriracha mayo that you can whip up in about .237 nano seconds they become little pockets of delicious heaven.

Potato Croquettes with Sweet Sriracha Mayo

I made these croquettes with some leftover mashed potatoes I had from a roast beef dinner and will definitely be making these again on Boxing Day (that's the day after Christmas for us Canadians).

This Saturday, I'll be bringing them to a Christmas party to share. I'll fry them first at home then warm them up till they're crispy in the oven once I get to the party.

I think they'd be perfect for a game day or Superbowl party too. Oh the possibilities are endless …

Potato Croquettes with Sweet Sriracha Mayo

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Potato Croquettes with Sweet Sriracha Mayo

Potato Croquettes with Sweet Sriracha Mayo

These easy to make and potato croquettes are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. You will LOVE the sweet sriracha dipping sauce!

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Potato Croquettes

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely minced
  • 1 clove clove, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • cup panko, gluten-free, if needed
  • ¼ cup flour, sub cornstarch for gluten-free
  • Oil for frying

Sweet Sriracha Mayo

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, can use light
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha, or to taste


  • Combine the cooled mashed potatoes, onion, garlic, and parmesan cheese in a large bowl and mix till well combined. Season generously with salt and pepper.
    1 cup mashed potatoes, 2 tablespoons onion, 1 clove clove, 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, Sea salt and pepper
  • Set up three deep bowls: one for the egg, one for the panko and one for the flour.
    1 large egg, ⅓ cup panko, ¼ cup flour
  • Form croquettes into 2-inch long logs then dip each one first in flour, then in egg, then in the panko. Keeping one hand for the egg and the other hand for the flour and panko makes this process a lot neater.
  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a high-sided frying pan over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Oil for frying
  • Add croquettes to the hot, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook for 2 minutes, or until light brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a cooling rack or a paper towel-lined plate. Continue to cook remaining croquettes, making sure the oil returns to 350 degrees between batches.
  • For the sweet sriracha mayo, whisk ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with the potato croquettes.
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 teaspoon sriracha


Make sure the mashed potatoes are completely cold or you will have trouble forming the croquettes.
Serving: 1 croquette, Calories: 114kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 39IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg
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