Potato Croquette

When I was about ten years old, I spent one summer day with my 2 cousins and my aunt in her house in the mountain. Me and my cousins were playing very loudly and my aunt got annoyed at us. She offered to cook potato croquette, something we loved as kids, on a condition: we help her make them. Very interested to help cooking something we love, we stopped playing noisily and did as she asked.  We had to boil the potatoes, peel them and mash them with a fork since we didn’t had any masher to use. It took us a lot of time to prepare but when the potato croquettes were ready, we enjoyed eating them thinking that it was the best meal we ever had  🙂


  • 1 kilo potato
  • 1 or 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups frying oil


  • Boil the potato, peel them and mash them
  • Place the egg in a shallow plate, mixed with salt and pepper and the bread crumbs in another shallow plate
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan
  • Shape a medium sized ball from the mashed potato and flatten it, dip it in the egg then in the bread crumbs
  • Fry the breaded potatoes in the hot oil until golden brown, then drain it on a kitchen towel to remove the excess oil



  1. Thanks for sharing the story! I love food that brings together memories.

  2. They look so crispy and delicious!

  3. Cute story – wise aunt 🙂 Love these potatoes!

  4. these look delicious….
    my aunt used to make something similar but no potatoes..iggeh/ ojjeh..small parlsey/green onion herby fritters..please post a recipe

    • Hi Miriam. You know my aunt’s name is Mariam( she is the one who taught thi croquette recipe. bout the ejjeh I post it already previouslyhttps://tabkhetelyom.com/2012/02/09/lebanese-omelette/. and here is the link . Enjoy

  5. I would much prefer eating this rather than French fries =)

  6. Looks lovely xxx

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