Potato Croquettes

In Spain, which is where I come from, croquettes are very popular as a tapa dish especially around the holidays. Croquettes are normally made in Spain with a base of flour and milk, however, today I decided to make these potato croquettes using boiled potatoes for the base.

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Typically, around the holidays, foods that we enjoy the most are finger type foods. Tapas style is most predominant in our culture, especially in the South. Rather than sit around the table people stand and walk around interacting with family members.

For us, food is a huge component around the holidays. Everyone is always excited to gather around and enjoy the company and food. It is most definitely one of the ways we like to strengthen bonds with family and friends around this time.

Because my food philosophy involves trying to keep things healthier, rather than deep frying these potato croquettes, which would have been the conventional way of preparing them, I decided to bake them instead. I was a little bit skeptical at first but with the ingredients I choose, especially Land O’Lakes® Salted Butter, it made the croquettes taste out of this world. I also made sure to add plenty of garlic and together with the butter together this was a match made in heaven. We Spaniards love garlic!

Land O’Lakes® Butter always makes everything taste better so I was very pleased at how they turned out. Not only I was pleased but so was my family, which are the toughest critics. In the end, there were no croquettes left so that was a good sign as well.

You could also serve these potato croquettes with a dipping sauce. In Spain we tend to eat croquettes plain, since they are already tasty enough, but if you like some sort of sauce go ahead. I am sure they will still taste terrific!

I am looking forward to the rest of the holiday season and to see what else my family and I can share around the table. These potato croquettes have definitely been a huge success so I hope to match whatever I make for them next.


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This recipe is sponsored by Land O’Lakes® Butter. The opinions and text are all mine. The end.


Potato Croquettes

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 24 croquettes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1.5 lb potatoes
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Land O’Lakes® Salted Butter
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs


Boil potatoes until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain potatoes and let them cool. Peel potatoes and add to a large mixing bowl. Mash potatoes with milk, butter, and salt. Set aside.

Add olive oil to a nonstick skillet. Add the carrots, peppers and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until they soften, 2-3 minutes. Add the vegetable mixture to the potatoes and mix until combined. Also add the chopped parsley. At this time you can preheat oven to 450F.

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Measure out approx. 2 tbsp of potato mixture, roll it into a ball and flatten into a patty. Arrange patties on parchment paper.

Place panko bread crumbs in a plate and bitten egg on another. Dip each croquette on the beaten egg followed by the panko break crumbs. Place them back into the prepared baking sheet already breaded.

Repeat this step with the mixture until you are done using it all. Bake croquettes for 10 minutes on each side. Serve while they are still warm.



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  1. Quick and delicious…a lovely meal!

  2. I made one small change by omitting the orange pepper and adding in a sliced onion. This dish was a huge hit with my family…really delicious. Thank you!

  3. Hi. Instead of Rice wine vineger, is that any substitute?

  4. Hi, can I substitute unrefined sugar for white sugar?

  5. I just made this again for dinner as we have snow peas in abundance in our garden. This time I substituted ketchup with ground fresh chili paste by Hoy Fung Foods, Inc (in support for this company) and it was really good! I used my Fitday program and put the ingredients in with 5 servings and came up with 466 Calories per serving, 20 g fat, 3 Fiber, 46 g protein. I could take 48 more calories off per serving by using a non-stick skillet with a little skillet spay and leave out the olive oil. This is a nice quick ad easy recipe for all those snow peas.

  6. Can you substitute Apple Cider Vinegar for the White Vinegar or would it alter the taste too much?

  7. Less than 30 mins (including prep), and really yummy!! I added mushrooms and a few shakes of crushed red pepper – worth the try!

  8. Tried this tonight as a way to “clean” my fridge and use some veggies that I needed to get rid off – green pepper, white onion, mushrooms – and I’m so glad I did. This recipe is delicious! The hubby loved it too, he went back for seconds :) I omitted the corn starch, switched sugar for honey and used peanuts instead of cashews.

  9. This looks ridiculously good – can’t wait to give it a try! Pinned!

  10. Wow, what great shots! The dish practically jumps off the page and into my mouth. I wish! :-)

  11. Kung Pao Chicken is one of my favorite dishes to order when eating out. I love your recipe and your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  12. This sounds so good, definitely making this for dinner soon!

  13. How can I reduce the calories, fat and salt ect and make it more of a healthy dish

    • Sodium content is very low, and saturated fat as well which is the bad fat. The other fats, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated are healthy. The dish already has a grade A so it is pretty good. If you like just use 1 tablespoon of olive oil instead of two and perhaps less chicken and more veggies. Rather than that I am not sure what else you can do. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like it.

  14. I have noticed you use a WOK to cook with but put a link for a “large skillet” in the article. Is there a specific wok you use? I’ve had several that didn’t last, and want one I can actually hand down like my cast iron skillets.
    Your dish looks delish!!

    • The one that I cooked this recipe in is actually the link for the skillet. I don’t have a wok. I have purchased two and had to throw them away both so I gave up. The link with the pan is actually the one I used :-) Sorry I can’t help you on the wok department!

  15. Miryam this is DELICIOUS!! My husband (born and raised in hong kong) said it tasted authentic!! I was so chuffed!
    I substituted rice vinegar for white wine as thats what i had in the cupboard, snow peas for sugar snap (none atm locally) and palm coconut sugar for the raw (again whats in my cupboard!) I also added 1.5tsp chilli flakes ( I assumed when you say pepper flakes you mean crushed chilli flakes?) and some garlic with the ginger as I have a ground paste!

    Your website is fast becoming my favourite!

    Thank you for sharing your passion with us!


  16. This recipe was soo good! It’s the best Asian recipe I’ve made at home! I used the vegetable combinations from the Kung Pao Cauliflower, substituted stevia for the sugar, and served over cauliflower fried rice – awesome!! :)

  17. Oh, and I also added some sriracha :)

  18. Do you soak your cashews before cooking with them?

  19. I served this over quinoa instead of rice. Excellent recipe & so colorful, makes it that much more appetizing! Thank you!!

  20. made this tonight ” my family went crazy! I added a teaspoon of Sesame oil and it added more yuminess! 
    THANK YOU!!!!!

  21. We made this last night and it was very good. I cut the sugar in the sauce by half, and also added in fresh green beans, mushrooms and tofu. I doubled the batch, but 5 people gobbled most of it up. Very good!

  22. This is delicious and so easy! Served it over cauliflower rice. Yum!

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