Potato-Salmon Croquettes

Turkey doesn't need to be the only protein on your post-Thanksgiving menu. Turn leftover mashed taters into a satisfying meal on the cheap with the help of canned salmon.

Potato-Salmon Croquettes
Servings: 6 Yield: 12 3-inch croquettes Prep 20 mins Cook 4 mins to 6 mins per batch


  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes, chilled
  • 10 ounces canned salmon, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, or more as needed

Make It

Make It:

1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, salmon, 1 egg, zest, and parsley.

2. Put the flour in a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, whisk the remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water. Place the bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl.

3. Using wet hands, form the potato mixture into 3-inch patties or sticks. Dip the patties in the flour, shaking off any excess, dip them in the egg wash, and then roll them in the bread crumbs, pressing the crumbs on to form a crust.

4. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil; working in batches, fry the croquettes until golden brown on both sides, about 4 to 6 minutes total. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 345, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 78, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 36, Monounsaturated fat (g): 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1, fiber (g): 2, sugar (g): 2, pro. (g): 21, vit. A (IU): 292, vit. C (mg): 7, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 73, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): , sodium (mg): 444, Potassium (mg): 269, calcium (mg): 71, iron (mg): 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.