Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Carrot & Potato Croquettes


  • 400 grams potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 100 grams carrots, boiled and mashed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup Japanese bread crumbs
  • 1/2 canola oil for frying


1) Peel and boil potatoes and carrots. When they are done (when you can stick a fork through), transfer them to a colander and let them sit for a couple of minutes, but don’t let them cool down. We only want excess water to evaporate.

2) Transfer potatoes and carrots in a large bowl. Then add salt, pepper, and butter and start mashing. Slowly add the milk (you may add a little more depending on the type of potatoes you are using) and keep mashing the mixture until is is very smooth and creamy. You can opt to use your food processor if this is a bit tiring for you.

3) Add the egg yolk and keep mashing until the mixture turns sticky. Then slowly add the flour (again, you may adjust the amount of flour, depending on the type of potatoes) until the mixture is again firm and only slightly sticky.

4) Put a dollop of the mixture on your palm and then form into a ball or a roll. Arrange the croquettes on a wooden board. Put it inside the fridge and let sit for 30 minutes.

5) Take croquettes out of the fridge. Crack the egg up and put the contents on a shallow bowl. Beat thoroughly using a fork. Take a plate and put breadcrumbs on it.

6) Pour oil on your deep fryer and pre-heat to 180° C or 350° F. Coat each croquette with the beaten egg then coat with bread crumbs.

7) Drop the breaded croquettes into the hot oil. It cooks real quickly so keep a close watch. After about 2 minutes, they should be golden brown. Scoop them out of the fryer and put on paper towels to remove excess oil. Don’t let them sit around too long as they will get soggy. Arrange on a platter then serve plain, with ketchup or sweet and sour sauce.


  1. Very yummy , tin ! It looks great , too ! Just love the addition of 2 kinds of cheese ! :D

  2. we did one during Holy Week but we included tuna flakes. try that also. and try sweet potato and potato. :)

  3. This looks delicious. Will definitely try this recipe. Very easy kasi. LOL

  4. I love croquettes. But I always fail as my potatoes always turn mushy when I fry them. :(