Martha Stewart´s Potato Croquettes



This is one of those yummy tapas that seems to please everyone. There are never any leftovers! This recipe is from Martha Stewart except I made two changes. I added red pepper and used bread crumbs instead of panko. The original recipe can be found on her website This made about 20 croquettes but it could be 25 if you make them a bit smaller tan I did. Please don´t skip the part about refrigerating them. This step makes the frying much easier!



  • 3 russet potatoes (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • About 4 cups vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Put potatoes into a saucepan, and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, and add 1 tablespoon salt. Reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain, and let cool slightly. While potatoes are warm, peel and pass through a ricer or a food mill.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and pepper, and cook until golden, about 15 minutes. Add them  to potatoes. Stir in 2 eggs, salt, and pepper. Let cool.

  3. Put flour, remaining 2 eggs, and bread crumbs into 3 separate dishes. Lightly beat eggs. For each croquette, scoop out 2 tablespoons potato mixture, then shape into an oval. Dredge in flour, coat with egg, then roll in panko. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining potato mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours (or overnight).


  4. In a large cast-iron skillet or a medium saucepan, heat vegetable oil to 350. Fry croquettes in batches (do not overcrowd skillet) until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn croquettes occasionally as they cook to brown evenly on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Season with salt.

Enjoy! xxxx Natascha

8 thoughts on “Martha Stewart´s Potato Croquettes

  1. Yum! Did you have any dipping sauces? …”And don’t skip the part” is right! I’ve not given myself enough time before and they don’t set, grrr.

    1. I didn´t use any dipping sauce but they would have really been great with some! Yes, I have had the same problem with the setting. The probelm is that not every récipe explains that you should do this or why you should do this. Annoying!

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