We never met a pork croquette we didn't like, but these—made with a jalapeño kick and melty Mexican-style cheese—are particularly delicious.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 5 servings
1/2 cup chopped onion s
1/4 cup chopped jalapeño pepper s
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 cups shredded cooked pork
2 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
1 egg, beaten
25 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
2 cups oil
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Let's Make It
Cook and stir onions, jalapeno peppers and crushed red pepper in small 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 croquettes, 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.
Using cold, leftover mashed potatoes makes it easier to shape the croquettes.
To serve as appetizers, shape into smaller croquette shapes before frying.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 27g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.