Potato Beef Croquettes

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour


1 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My daughter brought this recipe home from her high school economics class more than 30 years ago. It's one of the few dishes everyone in my family will eat. --Violet Gertsch, Darlington, Wisconsin


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  1. In a large bowl, beat 1 egg. Add the beef, potatoes, onion, salt and pepper; mix well. Shape into 12 balls. Beat remaining egg; dip balls into egg, then roll in the cracker crumbs. Shape each ball into a cone.
  2. In a Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer, heat 2 in. of oil to 375°. Fry croquettes, four at a time, for 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.

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