Croquettes with Chorizo

Croquettes with chorizo

Another dish from Saturday’s Tapas Night….

A little bit more effort than some of the other dishes BUT these can be prepped in advance and left in the fridge until you’re ready to fry them up.

I didn’t put cheese in this time (to be honest I completely forgot!) so if you want them really flavorsome a strong white cheese just makes them even more special!

Cost wise they were £1.46 in total. It made 12 croquettes so that’s about 12p a piece.


Croquettes with Chorizo 


85g Chorizo (chopped into tiny cubes) – 67p, Aldi

1/2 onion (4p, Aldi) I used the other half in my patatas bravas

1 garlic clove, minced (3p)

1/2 tsp ground cumin & salt and pepper (1p)

Cold mashed potato made from 600g potatoes (35p, Aldi)

2 eggs (33p, local chicken)

2 tbsp milk (2p)

1 & 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (1p – was from leftovers)


Get out a large frying pan and put it on medium heat on the hob. Add the diced chorizo and cook for about 5 minutes until the chorizo goes crispy.

Add the chopped onion and garlic. Season with the cumin and salt and pepper. Cook and stir for about 4 minutes.

In a medium bowl mix the cold mashed potato with the milk and the eggs (beaten) add the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

Add the chorizo mixture to the potato mixture and mix well again. (At this point this is where I should have added my grated cheese!).

Shape the mixture into 12 same sized balls. This is a sticky job!

Dip each one into a bowl of breadcrumbs until evenly coated and set aside in the fridge until you’re ready to fry them up.

To fry them – fill a heavy based frying pan with 2-3 inches in depth of oil. Heat up and cook your croquettes in batches until they are golden brown on each side.

Keep them warm in the oven whilst you finish the rest.

This recipe was inspired by ‘My Columbian Recipes’ 


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