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RECIPE
12 INGREDIENTS 8 STEPS 45min

Mashed Potato Croquettes with Bacon Bits

3.7
3 Ratings
If you're looking for the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party or family gathering, then it's time to introduce everyone to these Mashed Potato Croquettes with yummy bacon bits! This recipe is ideal for when a simple yet impressive appetizer is needed - and with just 30 minutes of preparation time, you'll be able to show off your culinary skills without stressing yourself out. Everyone will love the satisfying crunch and delicious flavor of these cheesy potato croquettes with bacon.
Mashed Potato Croquettes with Bacon Bits Recipe | SideChef
If you're looking for the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party or family gathering, then it's time to introduce everyone to these Mashed Potato Croquettes with yummy bacon bits! This recipe is ideal for when a simple yet impressive appetizer is needed - and with just 30 minutes of preparation time, you'll be able to show off your culinary skills without stressing yourself out. Everyone will love the satisfying crunch and delicious flavor of these cheesy potato croquettes with bacon.
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45min
Total Time
$5.25
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
6
US / METRIC
6 cups
peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
8 cups
Water
1 cup
Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 tsp
Ground Nutmeg
4
Eggs , divided, beaten
1 1/2 cups
Panko Breadcrumbs
3 cups
Vegetable Oil
to taste
to taste
for garnish
(optional)

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
1452
FAT
133.1 g
PROTEIN
21.1 g
CARBS
52.7 g

Author's Notes

Serves 6-8.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
In a skillet over high heat, cook Wright® Brand Smoked Bacon (8 oz) for about 6-8 minutes or until crisp. Drain grease and set aside.
Step 2
In a large stock pot of Water (8 cups) over medium-high heat, boil Russet Potatoes (6 cups) for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain the water and bring it back to the same pot.
Step 3
Use a masher to mash the potatoes. Then add Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (1 cup) , Ground Nutmeg (1 tsp) , Eggs (2) , bacon, Salt (to taste) , and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) . Combine until well incorporated.
Step 4
In a sheet pan, using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the potato mixture onto the sheet pan and chill in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
Step 5
In separate mixing bowls, add All-Purpose Flour (1 cup) , Eggs (2) , and Panko Breadcrumbs (1 1/2 cups) in each bowl. Using your hands to roll a ball. Then dredge in flour, eggs, and panko. Repeat this process on the remaining potato balls and place them in a sheet pan.
Step 6
In a deep frying pan over medium-high heat, heat Vegetable Oil (3 cups) to 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).
Step 7
Once hot, add potato balls into the hot oil in batches (about 4-5 pieces each time). Make sure to leave enough space so they don’t touch each other. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on all sides or until golden brown. Place potato balls on a sheet pan lined with paper towels. Let drain. Repeat this process with the remaining potato balls.
Step 8
Place on a serving plate and garnish with Fresh Parsley (to taste) and enjoy immediately.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1452
% Daily Value*
Fat
133.1 g
171%
Saturated Fat
98.4 g
492%
Trans Fat
0.1 g
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Cholesterol
166.6 mg
56%
Carbohydrates
52.7 g
19%
Fiber
3.0 g
11%
Sugars
1.7 g
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Protein
21.1 g
42%
Sodium
497.0 mg
22%
Vitamin D
0.8 µg
4%
Calcium
252.2 mg
19%
Iron
3.0 mg
17%
Potassium
775.2 mg
16%
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