The process is not that easy since you need to boil potatoes first and then mash them. But if you already have left over mash potatoes, the better because all you needed to do is to get an egg, mix it with salt and ground black pepper and then fresh milk. Not to much fresh milk because you don’t want this mixture to be watery.
Just two to three tablespoons of milk will do. But since I don’t have fresh milk, I tried to use two tablespoons of condensed milk and mix it with egg, salt and pepper. Again, you can include other spices if you like. For me, I just followed what was instructed. I should have been bolder to add ginger-garlic paste to this one and some chili powder. But anyway, this will do the trick.
The next step that you needed to do is to mix the ingredients. Scoop the mash potatoes using an ice cream scoop to be equivalent in size. But if you don’t have a scooper, then just a simple spoon will do and then roll them up looking like a mini ball and then dip it in a beaten egg and then bread crumbs.
Set aside all the potatoes that were rolled into a ball and then deep fry it in oil. Make sure that the oil is hot before placing those ball potatoes in. You can be assured that the potatoes are okay to remove from oil if it is brown in color. You can use any of your favorite condiments like ketchup or mayo to dip these potato croquettes.
As for me, you can see that I grated cheese on top. It is also good to dip it in any salad dressings or to whatever sauces you like to combine and experiment on these potato croquettes. If you like potatoes, I am sure you would also like this recipe.
It doesn’t give aromatic smell while cooking it. I wish I should have added that ginger-garlic paste to give some exciting scent. The taste for me is not that great if it were not dipped into my favorite sauce. This recipe could have been much tasty if I have included other spices. But anyway, so much for the rant, it is up to you if you wanted to add more fillings aside from mashed potatoes.
You can try to include some cheese or crab meat or chicken bits. You can explore more on other ingredients to match mashed potatoes, nothing can be wrong if you are just daring to try.