Meat and Potato Croquettes

  • Prep : 30 Mins Cook : 30 Mins
  • 20 Serves

Nutrition Facts

  • Energy 129 calories
  • Fat 4.7 g
  • Carbohydrates 15.4 g
  • Protein 6.5 g
  • Sodium 157 mg


  • 1 lb. (450 g) boiled potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz or 60 g) plain flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) mixed dried herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.5 g) Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.5 g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (2 oz or 60 g) whole eggs
  • 2 tablespoons (1 fl oz or 30 ml) olive oil
  • 1 (150 g) finely chopped white onion
  • 8 ounces (250 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz or 60 g) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons (7 g) finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups (7 oz or 200 g) breadcrumbs
  • cooking oil spray
  • salt and pepper


  • 1Mash the boiled potatoes with a potato masher in a medium bowl. Add in 1/2 cup flour, mixed herbs, paprika, 1 egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Cool completely.
  • 2Heat olive oil in a non-stick fry pan or skillet over medium-high flame. Add onion and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • 3Add the ground beef; cook, stirring until browned. Stir in tomato paste and parsley. Cook, stirring for another 5 minutes. Turn of the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cool for about 10 minutes.
  • 4Dust your hands well with flour. Take about 1/4 cup of the mixture and form it into a round disk. Repeat with the rest of the mixture, to make 12 small discs. Place about 2 teaspoons of beef mixture into the center of each disc. Join the edges together around the stuffing and then roll to enclose filling and make a sausage-like shape. Repeat with remaining beef mixture and discs.
  • 5Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl or baking dish. Beat the remaining egg lightly in a bowl. Dip each in beaten egg and then roll in breadcrumbs to coat. Place on a large platter. Repeat this method with remaining croquettes. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or until the croquettes are firm.
  • 6Place the croquettes in the Air Fryer basket in a single layer and spray with oil (cook in batches if needed). Preheat your Air Fryer to 400 F (200 C). Cook the croquettes for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and golden. Transfer into a serving platter.
  • 7Serve and enjoy.