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Cheesy Meat & Potato Croquettes

Cheesy Meat & Potato Croquettes recipe
photo by:kraft
Chuck steak and cheesy potatoes always thrill the home crowd. But when you serve them as golden brown croquettes? A new family favorite is born.
time
prep:
40 min
total:
40 min
servings
total:
5 servings, 3 croquettes each

What You Need

1/2
cup  chopped onions
1/4
cup  drained canned chopped green chiles
1/4
tsp.  crushed red pepper
2
cups  shredded cooked boneless beef chuck steak
2
cups  mashed potatoes
1/2
cup  KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
1
 egg, beaten
25
 round buttery crackers, crushed
2
cups  oil

Make It

COOK and stir first 3 ingredients in skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 10 min. or until onions are crisp-tender.

COMBINE meat, potatoes and cheese in large bowl. Add onion mixture; mix well. Cool completely. Shape into 15 (3-inch) sausage-shaped croquettes. Dip, 1 at a time, in egg then in cracker crumbs, turning to evenly coat both sides of each croquette.

HEAT oil in large saucepan to 375°F. Add croquettes, in batches; cook 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Cooking Know-How
Using cold, leftover mashed potatoes makes it easier to shape the croquettes.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad drizzled with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
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