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Bacon-Wrapped Potato Croquettes Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Croquettes RecipeBacon-Wrapped Potato Croquettes

Croquettes are the perfect appetizer to serve at a party or family function where you want to make something that shows the appetizers weren ‘t just an afterthought, or worse bought in! You can easily make a regular batch and a vegetarian batch by omitting the bacon, if you have vegetarian guests.


Quantities to server 4 as an  appetizer / starter

1 pound mashed potatoes (about 3 cups)

10-12 slices bacon or prosciutto

8 oz. cabbage, shredded

3/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

all-purpose flour, for dredging

vegetable oil, for frying

Crushed black pepper


(1) Fill a small pan with 1-2 inches of water and bring to a boil.

(2) Boil shredded cabbage for 15-16 minutes, or until tender.

(3) Drain water and pat dry with paper towels or cook over low heat to reduce moisture.

(4) In a large bowl, mix mashed potatoes with drained cabbage.

(5) Add in egg and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Then add cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

(6) Divide potato cabbage mixture into even sections, form into patties and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

(7) Set up a shallow bowl with enough flour to thoroughly coat all the croquettes and heat 1/2-1 inch of oil in a deep pan until it reaches 160 F.

(8) Dredge all croquettes in flour, making sure to coat them completely. Then wrap a slice of bacon around each one and attach with wooden toothpicks or cocktail sticks.

(9) Carefully slide the croquettes into the hot oil, leaving enough space so they don't touch.

(10) Cook each side for about 3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown and cooked through.

(11) Move croquettes to a paper towel-lined plate and let drain. 

(12) Remove toothpicks. 

(13) Sprinkle with crushed black pepper.


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