Did you know that you could make potato coquettes out of potatoes?  A Croquette is actually a small cake of minced food, often coated with bread crumbs and fried in deep fat.  Try making one for yourself.


One cup mashed potato, one beaten egg, ¼ cup grated carrots, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, ¼ cup ground bread crumbs, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup shortening


  1. Blend potato and egg.
  2. Add carrot and seasonings.
  3. Shape as desired.
  4. Dredge with breadcrumbs.  Then dip in milk and again in crumbs.
  5. Fry for five minutes or until brown.
  6. Allow extra oil to drip.

Reference:  Del Mundo, et.al.  Better Meals with Root Crops. UPLB.