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August 18, 2014

Potato and Chicken Croquettes with Sweet Chili Cheese Dip

Potato and Chicken Croquettes with Sweet Chili Cheese Dip ~ Perfect to use up leftover mashed potatoes and chicken ~ recipes for both the #Croquettes and the #Dip #ChickenCroquettes #ChickenSnack #LeftoverPotatoes #LeftoverChicken

My family loves snacks... sweet or savory. I like to make some snack platters now and then to surprise them with as a kind of Saturday afternoon/early dinner or if there is a lot of sport watching on the television for the day.

I also used to make {smaller} platters for them as an after school lunch treat, but would then only have used healthy snacks i.e. fresh fruit skewers, these Potato and Chicken Croquettes with Sweet Chili Cheese Sauce and maybe some fish sticks.

Potato and Chicken Croquettes with Sweet Chili Cheese Dip ~ Perfect to use up leftover mashed potatoes and chicken ~ recipes for both the #Croquettes and the #Dip #ChickenCroquettes #ChickenSnack #LeftoverPotatoes #LeftoverChicken

Cooked potatoes keep well in a sealed container in the refrigerator and I usually make some extra than I need a couple of days before I plan on making these Croquettes. I still dry-cook the potatoes as much as I can {see **Note below}, but chilling the cooked potatoes does help a lot already.

You can add more Chicken if you prefer, but not too much or the mashed Potatoes would not hold firm and it will be a lot harder to deep-fry the Croquettes.

**Note : Cook your potatoes as usual for mashed potatoes - add only 2 TB Butter and 2 TB Milk - mash and season to taste - return to stove plate - dry-cook the mashed potatoes as much as possible, stirring all the time - let cool completely and chill for 2 - 3 hours before use.

POTATO AND CHICKEN CROQUETTES WITH SWEET CHILI CHEESE DIP

30 Croquettes

INGREDIENTS:

1kg Mashed Potatoes, see above **
1 Large (200g) Chicken Fillet, cooked and shredded
3 Eggs, separated
1 cup Flour
2 cups Dry Breadcrumbs
Oil for deep-fry

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Add Chicken and Egg Yolks to Mashed Potatoes - mix well - roll into oval shapes - chill 1 - 2 hours to firm up a little.
2.) Beat the Egg Whites in a medium bowl.
3.) Place the Flour in a second bowl and the Breadcrumbs in a third bowl.
4.) Heat the Oil to medium - dip each Croquette in Flour then into the Egg White and roll into the Breadcrumbs - deep fry 5 - 6 Croquettes at a time until golden.
5.) Drain on paper towels and serve hot or cold with the Sweet Chili Cheese Dip {recipe below}

SWEET CHILI CHEESE DIP

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup Creamed Cottage Cheese, plain
1/3 cup Sweet Chili Sauce  {your favorite brand}
2 TB Greek Yoghurt

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Combine all 3 ingredients in a small bowl - transfer to a serving bowl and chill until needed.

Potato and Chicken Croquettes with Sweet Chili Cheese Dip ~ Perfect to use up leftover mashed potatoes and chicken ~ recipes for both the #Croquettes and the #Dip #ChickenCroquettes #ChickenSnack #LeftoverPotatoes #LeftoverChicken



Love croquettes or dips ? Here is another delicious combo !

http://withablast.blogspot.com/2014/06/shrimp-croquettes-with-lemon-pepper-dip.html


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11 comments:

  1. Yummm....Sam is not a potato fan, but he'll be all over those shrimp ones! LOL!

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  2. I am such a snacker its terrible, especially when there are yummy dips involved! These look delicious, I love the combination with the chicken.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

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  3. Yum! We will take the potato and the prawns and the dip, mmm now I'm hungry.

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  4. I need o make these! What a great idea for back to school, because I know my kids would love these as an after-school snack: they are always so hungry right about then... Pinning!! :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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  5. The look and sound amazing, too bad I couldn't have a bite, LOL! Have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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  6. What a great idea for a delicious appetizer! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. My son has recently taken an interest in watching football so I'm always looking for great snacks to have while watching the game. These croquettes look like a good way to use leftover chicken and potatoes.
    Thank you for sharing, Linda! Hope you are doing well.

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  8. I would love this for a snack. I love the potato and chicken combination.

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  9. Oh my! These look good and I must admit that I have never tried a croquette! I am pinning these to try! Thank you!

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  10. Oh these do look delicious! I've pinned to try them!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. Those sound yummy! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

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