Irish Cheddar and Bacon Croquettes

Irish Cheddar Bacon Croquettes

Irish Cheddar and Bacon Croquettes

Repurpose left over mashed potatoes into crispy cheesy delights!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Cheddar Bacon, Croquettes, Mashed Potatoes
Author Brittany Furbee


  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup grated Irish cheddar
  • ½ cup cooked bacon crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups canola oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix mashed potatoes, Irish cheddar, bacon, parsley, egg yolks, flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Form mixture into small logs. Place on a parchment lined baked sheet and chill in the refrigerator for two hours.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium high until the temperature reaches 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Add breadcrumbs to another bowl. Dip potato logs into the egg mixture and then roll in breadcrumbs.
  5. Add a few at a time to hot oil, turning them frequently. Fry for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel before enjoying.