Bite-sized Croquettes with Cheese

Bite-sized Croquettes with Cheese

Inside of these cute bite-sized croquettes you'll find crispy bacon and melting mozzarella cheese. Can't stop snacking on these croquettes.

Ingredients: 12 croquettes

2 extra large potatoes (3 if small)
2 slices
Mozzarella cheese
50 g
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount each
For dredging:
Beaten egg
as needed (about 1/2)
Cake flour
as needed
as needed
Oil for deep frying:
Vegetable oil (or other kinds)
as needed


1. Dice mozzarella cheese into about 1 cm cubes and bacons into 1 cm squares.
2. Fry bacon in a frying pan until crispy (do not use oil).
3. Wash any dirt off the potato skins. Wrap individual potatoes in a plastic wrap and microwave until soft. (I microwave them for about 5 minutes, but it'll depend on the size of the potatoes.)
4. Once the potatoes are soft, peel them while they're hot. Remove any of the bigger eyes. Place in a bowl.
5. Mash potatoes with a masher or a fork. Combine with bacon, milk, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Set aside to cool.
6. When the potatoes in Step 2 is cooled enough so that you can hold them and scoop about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoon in your hands. Bury about 2 cubes of cheese and form into round balls.
7. Repeat Step 6 and make 12 balls. (Make sure to fold in the cheese well so it won't stick out!)
8. Coat with flour, eggs, and panko in order. Deep-fry until golden brown.
9. Arrange on a plate and serve with ketchup if you'd like. Done. You could make more and use them for bentos.
10. Cross-section: Cheese melting from freshly fried croquettes!! Also works well with the bacon!

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with these croquettes when thinking of ways to eat mozzarella cheese. I love how the cheese melts when it's heated.