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Simple Oven-Baked Potato Croquettes
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Simple Oven-Baked Potato Croquettes

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

This is my version of potato croquettes, which I used to enjoy a lot, but until recently had not eaten for some years. This recipe  is a more unusual way of cooking potatoes, and they go with anything. A croquette is usually made from minced meat, potatoes or other vegetables, seasoned, rolled into a small sausage shape, coated in breadcrumbs and fried. I had some leftover mashed potato the other day so it occurred to me I could make some of these old favourites with it.

My take on this recipe, is that I have made them round rather than sausage-shaped and baked rather than fried them, which is more healthy! They taste just as good, and it saves quite a lot of calories to bake them. You can always fry these instead though, if you want to do it the traditional way. They should be crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.These are great as a side dish or an accompaniment to just about anything. I had them the other night with a Linda McCartney Country Pie and peas.


Ingredients (makes around 8-10 croquettes, depending on size)

2 large baking potatoes

Around 4 tbsp plant milk, such as rice- or oatmilk

4 tbsp breadcrumbs (the kind from a packet)

1-2 tbsp vegan margarine e.g. Vitalite

Garlic or onion powder, chopped parsley, or other seasoning

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

White pepper (optional)


1) Peel the potatoes, chop into pieces and boil in salted water until soft, about 20-25 minutes. Drain well.

2) Using a potato masher or a fork, mash the potatoes thoroughly.

3) Whilst warm, stir in vegan margarine, 2 tbsp of the plant milk, salt and pepper, onion or garlic powder and other seasonings if using.

4) Using a tablespoon, dip into mash mix, and then with the hands form the spoonful into a small ball, repeating until all the mash is used.

5) Scatter breadcrumbs over a chopping board or surface in a thick even layer.

6) Briefly dip each of the potato balls into the remaining plant mik, then roll in the breadcrumbs until evenly coated.

7) Place on a lightly-greased baking tray and bake in the oven until golden brown, around 20 minutes, turning once during cooking.

8) Serve at once as a side-dish or accompaniment.


Enjoy, let me know what you think! Your votes and comments are much appreciated.



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. No Name
    This looks very good will have to try this one vote #2 thank you for reading my latest post and voting.
    1. Veganara
      Thanks Naya. Yours are always good.
      1. No Name
        You might like my new recipe Vegan Chicken Free Chinese Orange Chicken this is very good and you can make it with many different items and each one is as good as the last.
  2. kristo
    I had something nearly identical (it was fried) in Quebec and it was delish! voted. Also, my Nonna makes a fried, sweet version of this with lemon zest and sugar. They taste like fluffy citrus doughnuts!
    1. Veganara
      Thanks Kristo - that has given me an idea, I might try a sweet version too! Sweet fried potato dumplings, mmmm, they sound like ideal comfort food!
  3. SnakeWitch
    Good post! I might try these at some point, but we're in the very hot and sunny period right now and I don't dare turn on an oven. Voted!
    1. Veganara
      Lucky you! We are stlll in the depths of winter here, eeeeww!!! Although today is a bit more Spring-like. I have created a group on Bubblews, btw, and posted details on your profile, do check it out! I am going back to bed in a minute, I have got a flu virus from hell!!
      1. SnakeWitch
        Mmmm.... but too hot isn't always that great, either... ! Don't forget to stop by my new post when you have the chance!
        1. No Name
          We are on same season as you this is our summer season or considered our rain season. Here is our summer months. We never have winters like the rest of you and our winters are very nice and still go swimming.
          1. Veganara
            I'm so jealous!!! I must come and visit Tahiti, it sounds like a great place! I am planning to do Australia and New Zealand at some point (when I win the lottery, ha ha!) so I could stop over in Tahiti at the same time!!
            1. SnakeWitch
              Yeah, it's 'wet' season here too... the streets are starting to flood again. The ocean overflows!
            2. SnakeWitch
              Yeah, it's 'wet' season here too... the streets are starting to flood again. The ocean overflows!
              1. No Name
                Yes very hot and very wet here on the islands in the past 2 months. Seems like we had our share of rain this year and some of the crops here are being destroyed by all the rain. Now is the time all the crops come in and many of them are rotten on the vines from all the rain this year.
  4. Granny Smith
    Granny Smith
    what a wonderful way to use leftovers voted
  5. Theophile
    nice voted
  6. Bernice
    So clever to use up leftovers like this. I like to use up my in potato pancakes this was an old time recipe of my Great Grandmothers. I will have to try this one voted
  7. Kelita kellman
    Yummy! Voting! Will definitely try!
  8. Elishevah
    What oven temperature did you use?
    1. Veganara
      Oh sorry, I forgot to mention that, didn't I? Thanks for pointing that out. Around 200 degrees Celcius should do it.
  9. NightOwl
    Fantastic, and an actual vegan recipe that has no soy, and no legumes of any kind! Looks great, going to try them for dinner tonight with a side of niblet corn.
    1. Veganara
      Thanks so much NightOwl. Glad you like the recipe. Yes, a great way to use up leftover potatoes.
      1. Veganara
        PS I am a night owl too! :-)


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