Potato Croquettes with Sweet Sriracha Mayo

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 croquettes 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


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!



For the croquettes:

  • 1 cup cooled mashed potatoes*
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup panko (or sub gluten free breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup flour (or sub cornstarch to keep these gluten free)
  • Oil for frying

For the sweet sriracha mayo:

  • 2 tablespoons mayo (not miracle whip)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or to taste)


  1. Combine the cooled mashed potatoes, onion, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix till well combined. (Make sure to salt these well so they have lots of flavour.)
  2. Set up three deep bowls: one for the egg, one for the panko and one for the flour.
  3. 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.
  4. Attach a deep fry thermometer to the side of a small deep saucepan. Add the oil and heat it until it reaches 350 degrees. Adjust the temperature so that it remains between 350-375 degrees.
  5. Add croquettes to the hot oil 3 at a time. 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:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with the croquettes.


*Make sure the mashed potatoes are completely cold or you will have trouble forming the croquettes.