Cheesy Potato Croquettes

Cheesy Potato Croquettes

Cheesy potato croquettes are easy party snacks. Originally this belongs to Italian cuisine but very popular in all places. These are so soft that they will just melt in your mouth giving a burst of flavors. Oregano seasoning makes it more tasty and flavorful. It’s easy to prepare and takes less than 30 minutes for the whole process. Only one suggestion for better binding of the croquettes, you need to boil the potatoes in well advance and cool them completely before mixing other ingredients and flour. Otherwise it will be sticky and won’t bind properly. This might spoil your whole preparation. Also be careful not to overcook the potatoes. Else you need to add more flour (as binding agent).

I have made croquettes in two different batches or say in two different occasions.

Here I’m sharing my 2 different preparations. Process of making them is same. Only difference is few ingredients and shape of croquettes.


In first picture you will see that I have taken red & yellow bell peppers. In 2nd picture I’m using green bell pepper and corn kernels in the recipe. The rest all ingredients are same.

cheesy potato bites

cheesy potato bites
Pic 1

Potato Croquettes

In both places I have used grated mozzarella cheese. You can take any other processed cheese. Whole preparation took less than 30 minutes. It’s very simple and easy to prepare with few ingredients which are readily available in market.

cheesy potato bites
Pic 1
Potato Croquettes
Pic 2

Here for coating I have used both flour and bread crumbs. In the above images, the croquettes that are round shape are coated with refined flour. The finger shaped croquettes are coated with bread crumbs. Personally I like when it’s coated with bread crumbs. Because breadcrumbs make them more crispy.

Lets make cheesy potato bites. You can give them any of the shapes.

Cheesy Potato Croquettes

These are easy party appetizer made from potatoes stuffed with cheese.
Course Appetizer, Evening Snacks, Party Snacks
Cuisine American, Indian, Italian
Keyword Healthy Snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author daintykitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oil for shallow frying or pan frying
  • 4 medium Potatoes boiled
  • 1 bell pepper green/ yellow/ red
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Corn kernels boiled
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 4 - 6 Garlic pods finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (or any other processed cheese) grated
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp refined flour for slurry
  • 1 cup bread crumbs/ refined flour for coating

Instructions

  • Boil potatoes and keep in refrigerate to cool. Then mash or grate it completely.
  • Add corn flour, chopped bell peppers, onion, garlic, coriander leaves, oregano, chilli flakes, salt. Mix well with mashed potatoes.
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  • Make small balls of equal size.
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  • Then apply oil on both palms. take a ball and press it lightly to flatten slightly and make a pouch.
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  • Put half tsp stuffing of grated cheese in centre.
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  • Seal it from all ends and roll it to make a ball again. repeat this for all balls and make stuffed potato balls.
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  • Simultaneously prepare a slurry (flowing consistency) by mixing refined flour and water.
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  • Drop the balls into slurry. take out and roll them on bread crumbs or refined flour for coating.
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  • Repeat this for all stuffed balls.
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  • Heat oil in a pan on medium flame.
  • Shallow fry or pan fry them on medium heat. Flip gently so that all sides will get cooked equally.
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  • Remove from pan and place on paper napkin to get rid of excess oil.
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  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
    cheesy potato bites

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