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Pork Croquettes

37 Minutes
25 Min Prep
37 Min Cook
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.
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5 servings
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
1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
Kitchen Tips
Cooking Know-How
Using cold, leftover mashed potatoes makes it easier to shape the croquettes.
Fun Idea
To serve as appetizers, shape into smaller croquette shapes before frying.
Nutrition
Calories
370
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
24%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg
33%
Sodium 510mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
10%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 2g
4%
Protein 22g
44%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
15%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
5 servings
* 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.
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