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5 from 2 votes

Jalapeno Mashed Potato Croquettes

These jalapeño mashed potato croquettes are the perfect use for leftover mashed potatoes. Just add some cheese, jalapeños, deep fry them and enjoy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Appetizer, Party Food, Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Servings: 12 Croquettes
Calories: 99
Author: Julia


  • 1 cup Mashed Potatoes (220g)
  • cup Grated Cheese (Cheddar, Parmesan)
  • ¼ cup Jalapeños , sliced
  • ½ tsp Salt , optional

For the breadcrumbs:

For deep-frying:


  • In a bowl, combine the mashed potatoes and grated cheese. Taste the mixture. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Take a slice of jalapeno and wrap it in potato mash mixture. Press together and roll into a bowl. Repeat until you use up all the potato mash.
  • Now mix the breadcrumbs with paprika and thyme. Beat the egg. Dip each croquette in egg wash and then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Repeat again – you need to double coat them. Repeat with the rest of the croquettes.
  • Heat up the oil in a medium sauce pan. When the oil is hot enough, add half of the croquettes in. Once they have nice golden brown color, take them out and place onto a few sheets of paper kitchen towel to get rid of the excess oil. Repeat with the other half.


These croquettes can be also baked in the oven. It will take about 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Mashed Potato Croquettes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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