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Cajun Crab Croquettes

Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword crab croquettes, croquettes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 469 kcal
Author Julie & Debbie

Ingredients

MASHED POTATOES

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/8 cup milk or cream
  • 1 tsp salt

CRAB FILLING

  • 1 250 g can of crab
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 3 strips bacon cubed and cooked
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup grated gruyere cheese

CRIPSPY COATING

  • 1 cup Panko pre-seasoned (or add 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour seasoned with 1 tsp of salt

FOR EACH CROQUETTE

  • 1/8 cup mashed potato
  • 1 tbsp rolled into a ball

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 4 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1/4 lemon squeezed
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt

FOR FRYING

  • 4 cups of vegetable oil (sunflower oil works great)

Instructions

  1. First make the mashed potatoes. Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks. Add them to a large pot, cover with water and bring them to a boil. Cook until you can slide a fork into a potato easily. Drain and either rice your potatoes back into the pot or add them back in and mash them well with a masher. Add the butter, cream and salt and mix well. Set aide to cool.
  2. Next make the filling. Add all the filling ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Make the sauce. Add all the ingredients into a small bowl, stir well and set aside.
  4. Get out three plates or shallow bowls. In one add the panko and season it if necessary. In another, add the egg and beat it with a fork. In the third, place the flour and salt. Arrange them so they go in a line in this order: flour, egg, panko.
  5. Make the balls. First take a tablespoon of the filling and roll it into a ball. Next take 1/8 of a cup of mashed potatoes and roll into a ball as well. Using your thumb, make a hole in the mashed potato ball and slide the filling ball into the hole. Push the mashed potato around the filling ball until its completely covered. If any spots of filling are showing, just take a little potato and patch the hole. Roll the ball around again so its got a nice circular shape. Repeat with the rest of the potato and filling.
  6. Pour vegetable oil into a medium skillet to measure 4 inches deep (you want it to just cover the croquettes) and heat over medium-high until a pinch of breadcrumbs bubbles immediately when added.
  7. Dip potato balls in the flour, then the egg, and then roll in breadcrumbs. Working in batches, fry the croquettes, turning often, until golden brown and crisp, 3–4 minutes. Remove from the hot oil with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve right away with the sauce!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is for 1/6 of the recipe and without sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Crab Croquettes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.