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potato croquettes
Potato Croquettes
Originated from: Casacalenda, Molise, Italy
Occasion: Special times
Contributed by: Mary Melfi (a variation on her Zia Rosina's recipe)

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3 boiled potatoes, mashed
1 egg
1 tablespoon of home-made bread crumbs
1 tablespoon of cheese (grated Parmesan best)
Salt & pepper

Flour for coating
Vegetable oil for frying


Mix ingredients well.

Make soft dough.

On a well-floured surface with floured rolling pin roll dough 1/2 thick.

With floured cookie cutter, cut out potato croquettes.

Re-roll and cut trimmings until all the dough is used.

Heat oil and fry the potato croquettes on both sides until they are golden.

Lift them from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Cool and serve.


I needed something real quick to give to very young children, so I used my Zia Rosina's recipe and made something that not only tasted like potato chips, but looked like potato chips too. The kids loved them, and I did too. Using a cookie cutter made this delicious recipe very easy to do. Photo: Mary Melfi.

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