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Potato and Mozzarella Croquettes

a crumbed mashed potato log with a centre of gooey mozzarella cheese
everyone loves them


  • 4 large potatoes peeled and chopped

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 2 tbsp cream

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • pepper to taste

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1/2 cup grated cheese

  • finely shredded green onion/shallots

  • 12 sticks of mozzarella cut from a rectangle block (mainland do these)

  • flour for crumbing

  • 3 eggs beaten

  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs

  • 3 cups vegetable oil to deep fry


  • 1.

    Boil or steam your potatoes till soft and cooked throughly

  • 2.


  • 3.

    Mash together with butter cream grated cheese salt and pepper and egg yolk

  • 4.

    Mash well and then add the finely chopped onions

  • 5.

    Cool the mix divide into 12

  • 6.

    Once cool wet your hands and take a portion of the mix

  • 7.

    Flatten slightly in your hand and place a mozzarella stick inside, enclose the cheese with potato and then crumb, flour, then egg then breadcrumbs.

  • 8.

    Set aside on a plate and repeat with remaining croquettes to make 12

  • 9.

    Heat oil in a saucepan (small to medium)

  • 10.

    And fry a couple at a time till golden

  • 11.

    Serve immediately


if you like you can try it out with a stronger hard cheese but i use the mozzarella as its melts excellently but also keeps a great shape inside and dosent seep out while frying.

ALSO a pre brought breadcrumb coating like the herb and garlic one avail at woolies works great too
great with a tomato chutney (or HUNGRY GIRLS chilli jam) or as a side in place of potato in a classic dinner.
awesome with a small slice of thin ham wrapped around the mozzarella before wrapping in potato

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Posted by PamelaReport
made these the other day they were awesome now everyone asked me to make them again ! LOL!