Purple Potato Croquette

Purple Potato Croquette
Purple Potato Croquette

What is a croquette? you ask. Don’t worry about googling it. I have the answer right here for you. A croquette is a mixture of mashed potatoes that is coated in breading and then fried. This wonderful starch is crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle.

Purple Potato Croquette


3 pounds purple potatoes, peeled and cut into half-inch chunks
4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
salt, to taste
1 cup flour
2 eggs, whisked
4 cups bread crumbs
2 cups oil, for frying

  1. Peel the purple potatoes revealing the dark purple center.
  2. Then cut the potatoes into half-inch size pieces.
  3. Fill a large pot with 3/4 cup water and add 1/2 tablespoon of kosher salt. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add the potatoes and cook until fork tender. Strain for 5 minutes.
  5. Mash the potatoes and season with salt.
  6. Let the potatoes cool to room temperature and then form into 3-ounce size balls.
  7. Roll balls in flour, egg and breadcrumbs and place on parchment paper and put in the fridge.
  8. Heat oil to 350 degrees F. and then deep fry for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and hot in the middle.
  9. The croquettes can be served as balls but are also great if you smash them slightly with the back of a spoon!

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