Crocchette di patate/Potatoes croquettes


Difficulty:Very easy  Time:Long

INGREDIENTS (x 15 bites):

  • - 500 g floury potatoes
  • - 1 egg yolk, + 1 medium size egg (to fry)
  • - ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • - salt/pepper
  • - 50 g grated Parmesan
  • - breadcrumbs
  • - sunflower seed oil


  • 1. Wash the potatoes and boil them, unpeeled, in salty water. It twill take around 15-20 min.
  • 2. When the potatoes are cooked and slightly cooled down, their skin should be easy to peel.
  • 3. Then mash them inside a bowl when they are still warm.
  • 4. Add the other ingredients (salt, pepper, nutmeg, egg yolk and Parmesan) and mix it well with a wooden spoon.
  • 5. In a separate dish, whisk the egg and set it apart.
  • 6. Using your hands pick up a small amount of the mix and mould it with your palms to obtain a kind of cylindrical ‘croquette’ shape. Dip the croquette first into the egg, then in the breadcrumbs making sure the entire little cylinder is covered. Prepare all the croquettes before frying.
  • 7. In the meanwhile, take a large frying pan and bring the sunflower oil to a boiling temperature (around 180°C). Fry the croquettes until golden on all sides and then place them on some kitchen paper to get rid of the excess oil. Serve them warm.


  • - This is a dish loved by kids…. It is easy to prepare and diversify by adding some ham or cheese in the mix for a little tasty surprise!
  • - For the potatoes, choose a good floury such as King Edwards or Cara.
  • - If you want to have them crustier on the outside, cover them with a second layer of egg and breadcrumbs. Yummy!