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 on a dinner plate

Potato Croquettes Recipe

These easy potato croquettes are delicious!

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Potato Croquettes

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes, cooled
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely minced onion
  • ¼ cup minced parsley, more to serve
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: salt and pepper
  • 1 cup panko, gluten-free, if needed
  • ¼ cup flour, sub cornstarch for gluten-free
  • Oil for frying


  • Combine the cooled mashed potatoes, parmesan cheese, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and 1 of the eggs in a large bowl and mix till well combined.
    2 cups mashed potatoes, ½ cup grated parmesan cheese, ¼ cup finely minced onion, 1 clove garlic, ½ teaspoon EACH: salt and pepper, ¼ cup minced parsley
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  • Set up three shallow bowls: add the flour to one bowl, whisk the remaining 2 eggs in another bowl, and put the panko in the third bowl.
    3 large eggs, 1 cup panko, ¼ cup flour
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  • Form croquettes into balls and 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. Place the breaded potato croquettes onto a baking sheet or plate.
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  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a high-sided frying pan over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (See notes.) Working in batches, add the potato croquettes to the pot, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook them, for 2 minutes, or until they are light brown.
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  • Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet or a paper towel-lined plate to catch the drips. Continue to cook the remaining croquettes, making sure the oil returns to 350 degrees between batches.
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Make sure the mashed potatoes are completely cold or you will have trouble forming the croquettes.
When you fry the potato croquettes, the oil will bubble up quite a bit. Make sure to use a high-sided pot so that the oil doesn't spill over. 
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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