Scrumptious Spanish Croquetas

Makes 12 croquetas

Tools Mixing bowls • Mixing utensils Measuring cups • Measuring spoons • Skillet • Whisk • Tongs Knife • Cutting board • Potato masher


  • 2 large potatoes

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 1 green onion

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 eggs, divided

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon + ¼ cup oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper

  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

  • ¼ cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • ½ cup of bread crumbs

Directions Step 1: Prepare ingredients

  • Wash and dry produce. Pierce potato with a fork and microwave for 5 minutes. Flip and continue to microwave in 2-minute intervals, until tender. Cool and remove skin. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Chop red bell pepper and green onion. Mince garlic. Juice lemon. Separate 1 egg, set aside.

Step 2: Make the garlic dipping sauce

  • In a small bowl, mix ¼ C mayonnaise, ¼ tsp salt, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and garlic. Whisk together. Cover and chill.

Step 3: Cook vegetables

  • In a skillet, heat ½ tsp oil over medium-high heat. Sauté red peppers and green onion 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. Then, add the vegetables to the potatoes.

Step 4: Make the roux

  • In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour, ½ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp black pepper, and ⅛ tsp nutmeg. In the empty skillet, add flour mixture and 2 Tbsp butter. Stirring constantly for 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp milk to the roux and cook for 1 minute, or until sauce forms. Then, add the sauce to the potatoes.

Step 5: Mix and mash

  • In the bowl of cooked potatoes, mash ingredients together. Mix in ¼ C shredded cheese and egg yolk.

Step 6: Dip, roll and cook

  • Crack egg into the bowl of egg whites. Add ½ C breadcrumbs to a plate. Divide potato mixture into 1 Tbsp portions. Dip croquettes in the egg and then in the bread crumbs. In a skillet, heat ¼ C oil over medium-high heat. Cook until brown on all sides. Serve with garlic dipping sauce.