Cheesy Potato Croquettes

I went to my regular egg supplier the other day, and I realized that they are also selling huge sacks of potatoes for Rm5 or Rm6 each, depending on what kind of potatoes there is inside the sacks. I got into my frugal mode and grabbed a huge sack of 8 kg for Rm6.

When I came home, it occurred to me that the supply can last for more than a week for my family, and I decided to get creative with it. Initially, I wanted to make rosti out of it (Rosti is a traditional Swiss dish made out of shredded potatoes) but rostis are rather bland to my liking. I opted to make potato croquettes instead.

Here’s sharing the recipe with you.

Ingredients:

1 kg of boiled potatoes

2 eggs, nicely beaten up

Cheddar cheese/bacon bits (optional)

KFC powder

Oil for frying (or if you prefer, you can bake it in the oven… but my oven goes KABOOM on me… so… yeah…)

Scrub your potatoes clean and boil them til they are fully cooked. Drain them and leave it to cool for 1 hour… or overnight in the fridge.

Shred or mash them up. Not too finely, though. You wouldn’t want to have mushy texture as it will break while you’re frying it.

Crack your eggs into a bowl and beat them up with 2 table spoon of KFC powder.

Add in some mozzarella cheese/cheddar cheese/bacon bits. Pour in the egg mixture and mix them well.

Heat up the oil and fry them up til golden brown.

Ooops… duzzin look so nice, but you can serve it with steak, rice or even eat it on it’s own with some dips.

Looks can be deceiving. I assure you that it’s yummy. Only 3 was left for me when I served them to my two hungry boys. >.< My husband says it tasted like cheesy hash brown.

Cleffairy: Hmm… perhaps I could make my own nuggets next. *GRINZ*

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