Potato and Spinach Croquettes

Yummy fried croquettes are made with potatoes, spinach and Parmesan cheese.

Original recipe makes 14 croquettes


1 pound baking potatoes, peeled and diced
1 pinch ground nutmeg
4 teaspoons butter
1 egg yolk
1 cup vegetable oil for frying
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 1/3 cups dry bread crumbs

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    30 mins


    50 mins


  1. Place the potatoes into a saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until tender enough to easily pierce with a fork. Drain and toss gently over low heat for a minute to completley dry out. Press them through a sieve or just mash with a potato masher until smooth. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix in the butter and egg yolk, then spread out on a tray to cool.
  2. Preheat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). The oil is the proper temperature when a cube of bread browns in about 15 seconds.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese and spinach. Blend in the mashed potatoes. On a floured surface, using floured hands, roll small handfuls of the mixture into cylinders about 3/4 inch thick and 2 1/2 inches long. Tap the ends to flatten.
  4. Season 1/2 cup of flour with salt and pepper and place on a tray. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and peanut oil. Place the bread crumbs into a separate shallow bowl. Roll the croquettes in seasoned flour, then dip into the egg and then coat with bread crumbs.
  5. Fry the croquettes a few at a time, so they have some room in between, until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Carefully remove from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on crumpled paper towels.


Calories: 289 kcal
Carbohydrates: 33.8 g
Cholesterol: 130 mg
Fat: 12.7 g
Fiber: 2.8 g
Protein: 10.2 g
Sodium: 264 mg