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Sweet Potato Croquettes

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

These are, I like to think more than just a plain potato croquette. The sweet potato is mixed with some leek to provide a little more taste complexity. I also add a cheese cube as a little surprise inside but you can omit this if you prefer. These croquettes are substantial enough to stand alone as a lunch or supper although I usually pair them with a soup or another vegetable dish.


750g sweet potato

230g cheddar cheese (optional) cut into cubes

40g leek, finely chopped

1 tsp sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

2 tbsps milk

80g plain flour

100g breadcrumbs

1 egg

veg oil for deep frying

kitchen paper


cut off the ends of the sweet potato, peel and cut into small chunks

place the sweet potato chunks in a bowl, cover the top with clingfilm and microwave on high for 10 mins

saute the chopped leek with the salt & pepper until soft

now that the sweet potato is cooked, mash it, then add the leek and the sugar and mix well

put a little oil on your hands, then take a heaped tbsp of the sweet potato mash and form into a ball, pushing a cheese cube into the centre, repeat until you have used all the sweet potato

beat the egg and the milk together

coat each ball in the flour, then dip in the egg/milk

then coat each ball in the breadcrumbs until they have a nice uniform covering

heat 4 cm / 2 inch of veg oil in a pan to 180C

deep fry the croquettes for 1.5 - 2 mins until golden brown

remove and rest on kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil

your croquettes are now ready to serve 

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