What to do with a pile of leftover mashed potatoes? How about Mashed Potato Croquettes for something a little different?
Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? I used organic Yukon Gold potatoes and put them through a food grinder — with the skins! — for nutritious deliciousness. This year my husband declared that I had made enough to feed a middle eastern army. I’ll admit that maybe I overdid it, but better to have too much than not enough at the Thanksgiving table, right?
So, here we are, with enough leftover mashed potatoes to satisfy a small platoon, and I’m looking for ways to change them up a bit and keep my family interested in eating them. That’s why I tried this croquette idea. I figure that if mashed potatoes are tasty, fried mashed potatoes could be even better.
It was easy: I beat 3 eggs with salt and 4 tablespoons of spelt flour, then stirred it together with 4 cups of mashed potatoes and a cup of chopped turkey meat. I shaped it into small bricks and fried them up on a cast iron griddle with coconut oil. At the end, I gave up on the brick shape and made them into flat potato pancakes instead.
I thought they were pretty good served with gravy or ketchup and Siracha sauce, but my kids were less than impressed. They weren’t crispy enough. I think I should have used only 2 eggs and fried them in the Fry Baby deep fryer instead of on a griddle. Next time!