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Breakfast potato bacon and cheese croquettes recipe

Bacon and Cheese Croquettes

Your new favorite brunch item. You'll love this freezable bacon and cheese croquettes recipe.
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Breakfast, Food, Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Coarse Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Medium Potatoes
  • 1/2 C Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 lbs Bacon
  • 1-2 TBS Green Onions chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and boil your potatoes until tender.
  • Cook and crumble your bacon.
  • Combine potatoes, cheese, bacon, and green onions and mash together with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Form into patties. I usually do ovals that are more flat so that they will cook faster but I have also done small balls.
  • Prepare coating station with a bowl with the beaten egg and a separate bowl with the bread crumbs.
  • Coat the potato forms with flour and then roll in the egg and then the bread crumbs. Repeat for all pieces.
  • Spray generously with spray oil on both sizes and bake in a preheated oven at 450 F until golden brown about 15 minutes. Flip around the 10 minute mark.
  • One of our new favorite brunch recipes. Bacon and cheese potato croquettes

Notes

They are so good and easy. The recipe makes about 10 small (2x3x1 inch) croquettes. They are very filling and hearty. If serving as a side you only need 1-2 pieces. The recipe can easily be increased or decreased too and they freeze great.
If you don’t already know how to make homemade bread crumbs they are super easy. I think it gives it that little extra something (plus you know exactly what goes into it). I like using California Goldminer Sourdough Bread that’s baked fresh daily at Smith’s and other Kroger stores. It is a sandwich loaf that you can find in their bakery section not the bread aisle.
To make the bread crumbs lay your bread onto a cookie sheet and dry it out by baking it at 300 F for about 15 minutes. Then just pulse it in your blender or food processor until you have coarse crumbs. This is a great way to use up extra bread that you might have left over from sandwiches or recipes. I keep a bag full of bread crumbs in the freezer for easy access.
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