recipe by Lori Ross
2 lb. mashed potatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
8 tbsps butter
2 large eggs
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs (6 slices without crusts)
½ cup flour
Sauté chopped onion in 2 tbsps of butter for 5 minutes or until tender and add to mashed potatoes
Add 1 egg and 1 cup breadcrumbs to potatoes
Form croquettes into 4 equal patties (like hamburgers) about ¾ “ thick
Place flour, remaining breadcrumbs and remaining egg (beaten) into separate shallow bowls
Dip each croquette to coat in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs, pressing to adhere
In a large fry pan, melt 6 Tbsps butter over medium heat and sauté croquettes for 3 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other until crisp, brown and heated through.
Add 6 oz. diced ham, cooked sausage or smoked fish to croquette mixture to make a full meal or first course. Serve with aioli or tartar sauce if you wish.