Thursday, March 4, 2010

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:

Joy said...

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

Bridgett said...

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

Federica said...

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

redkathy said...

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.

Nina's Recipes said...

Very good, very good... XO

MaryMoh said...

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

My Little Space said...

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

HoneyB said...

Something I will definitely try!

Ed Schenk said...

I've made these and they are delicious!

Cookin' Canuck said...

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

5 Star Foodie said...

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

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

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

Drick said...

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

Claudia said...

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

citronetvanille said...

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

Ruth said...

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!!

Trix said...

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

Danielle said...

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

pegasuslegend said...

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

Nicole said...

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

Amber said...

These sound incredible!!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

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

kathyvegas said...

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.

alittlelunch.com said...

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