Potato Croquettes with Bacon and Mozzarella

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Potato Croquettes are so simple to make and are an excellent side dish or snack. With this recipe I added bacon and mozzarella to make them a little more luxurious. Rather than the typical deep fried version, with these we will bake them in the oven and give them a lovely colour by frying the breadcrumbs before coating the potato balls.

Potato Croquettes with Bacon and Mozzarella

Potato Croquettes are so simple to make and are an excellent side dish or snack. With this recipe I added bacon and mozzarella to make them a little more luxurious. Rather than the typical deep fried version, with these we will bake them in the oven and give them a lovely colour by frying the breadcrumbs before coating the potato balls.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 Potatoes (around 500g) roughly chopped
  • ½ Onion finely chopped
  • 2 slices Streaky Bacon finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 150 g Mozzarella cut into small pieces
  • cup Cup of Plain Flour
  • 1 cup Panko (Bread Crumbs)
  • 2 Eggs (Beaten)

Instructions

  • Ready a pan of boiling water and add the potatoes. Cook until soft.
    boil the potato
  • Once the potatoes are soft, drain the water and add the salt, pepper and butter. Mash the potatoes until smooth.
    mash the potato
  • Ready a frying pan over a medium heat and add the oil, add the bacon then fry it until it becomes golden brown then add the onion and fry it until it becomes soft. Next remove it and let it cool down.
    Fry the bacon and the onion
  • In a small frying pan add the panko and the vegetable oil, and use low heat to stir fry it evenly, until it becomes golden brown (you need to stir it often or some of them will be burn and some will not change colour), then let it cool down.
    Fry the panko
  • Add the bacon and the onion into the mashed potato and mix it well. Prepare heat the oven 210C. Then divide the mashed potato into 16 (if you prefer a bigger size you can just divide into 8). Add the mozzarella into mashed potato and roll it into small ball.
    Make the balls
  • Once all finish, cover with plain flour ,egg and panko, put them into the oven cook around 15 to 20 minutes.
    Cover with the panko and put into oven
  • Enjoy your meal.
    Croquette
Course: Sides, Snacks
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese
Keyword: bacon, mozzarella, panko, potato

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