Potato, cheese and ham croquettes


Potato cheese and ham croquetteWhenever there’s leftover cooked potatoes from a roast, this is my current favourite way to use them up. You get lovely crunchy breadcrumbs on the outside with soft cheesy centres. For a veggie version, just substitute the ham for some fried diced onion or leek.

Boiled or mashed spuds are the easiest to use but baked just need scooping out of the skins and roast benefit from a quick pulse in a processor before you start. Often I use a mix as that’s what’s left after a roast.

Put the potato in a bowl and give it a good mix together with a masher. Grate in some strong cheddar or parmesan then add chopped ham or a rasher of cooked bacon. Fried diced chorizo is pretty good too.

Bring the mix together with a fork then form into sausage shapes with your hands. It’s useful to square off the sides a…

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