Savoury Snack

Bacon and Chorizo Croquettes (My Version)


I made these with left over mashed potato and added this filling for these scrummy morsels.

Bacon and Chorizo Croquettes (My Version)

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • 1 brown onion chopped fine
  • 1 chorizo sausage sliced small
  • 4 rashers bacon finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • potatoes left over mashed potato
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable oil shallow fry
  • 2 Tbsp oil

White sauce

  • 60 grams butter
  • 60 grams plain flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt to taste
  • 2 eggs



  • Firstly in a pan put 1 Tbsp of oil on med high heat, cook onion , bacon and chorizo till onion is softened and bacon and chorizo are browned and cooked.
  • When done allow to cool.
  • Once white sauce is cooled enough add 1/4 cup to the mashed potato, cooked bacon, chorizo and onion.
  • Add 1/4 cup flour and season with salt. Mix with hands.
  • I made these into golf sized balls. If time you could set these in the fridge to firm.
  • To coat, roll balls in flour and shake off excess.
  • Dip in beaten egg mix, then roll in panko breadcrumbs.
  • Set aside and repeat until all are covered.
  • With a large pan, add oil and heat on medium heat and shallow fry until balls are nice and golden. Drain on paper towel.
  • Serve with salad leaves and what ever sauce you like.

White Sauce

  • Mix flour and butter and cook off flour for 1 minute.
  • Stirring all the time as not allow it to brown. Add milk a little at a time and keep stirring with a whisk to get rid of any lumps.
  • Keep adding milk until all gone and the sauce is nice and smooth and thickening. Add salt to taste and than set aside to cool.

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