If you have never made potato croquettes in the air fryer, you are missing out a lot. Making frozen potato croquettes in the air fryer is not only time-efficient but also produces croquettes that are crispy on the outside and fluffy and creamy on the inside. Serve this when you want a break from regular fries or mashed potatoes with any sides and dipping sauce of choice.
If you have ever wondered if you can cook potato croquettes from frozen in the air fryer then the simple answer is yes, and you are missing if you are yet to give it a try.
Air fryer croquettes are easy, simple, and fast, cleanup is minimal and it is healthier cooking in the air fryer than deep-frying it. Cooking it in the oven is ok, but it does take a long time and you are not always guaranteed a crispy result. The air fryer cooks the croquettes evenly every time, it is handsfree and you do not have to worry about excess or unnecessary oil.
There is no need to thaw the potato croquettes before you air fry them, as you can cook them directly from frozen. You can serve it as an appetizer or a side dish, my children love to eat it for dinner and we serve it with other mains we would serve with mashed potatoes like baked chicken, steak and many more.
What is potato croquettes
Potato Croquettes are basically mashed potatoes that are shaped into small logs, coated in breadcrumbs, and then fried until golden brown. The mashed potatoes in a croquette can also be filled with ham, bacon, cheese, tuna, salmon, or chicken.
Today's tutorial is made just from mashed potatoes and no other fillings, however, the same cooking method would work for any type of croquettes you have. Croquette is a french word and it is pronounced Kro-ket.
What you will need
Frozen potato croquette: Use any brand of choice.
Salt to serve, however, this is optional as most croquettes are typically seasoned before they are coated in breadcrumbs.
Cooking oil spray: this is optional but I like to spray the air fryer basket for good measures.
How to cook frozen potato croquettes in the air fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 195C/385F for 5 minutes
Remove the air fryer basket and spray lightly with cooking oil spray.
Remove the croquettes from the packaging and arrange them in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Make sure they are not overcrowded but it is ok if they are touching slightly.
Cook for 15-18 minutes until crispy and golden brown on the outside flipping the croquettes halfway through the cooking time.
Remove the basket from the air fryer, transfer the croquettes to a plate and serve immediately with any dipping sauce of choice.
What to serve with potato croquettes
If you would be serving these with dinner then you can serve it with any of this
Dipping sauce for potato croquettes includes bbq sauce, ketchup, aioli, garlic mayo, pesto mayo, sour cream, spicy mayo, or any of your favorite sauces.
How to store leftovers
Leftover potato croquettes can be stored in an airtight container and placed in the fridge for up to 2 days. To reheat, preheat your air fryer to 160C/365F and cook the croquettes for 5-7 minutes until heated through. Do not overcook as this will make the croquettes dry out. Do not freeze thawed potato croquette.
When cooking frozen foods in the air fryer, it is best to cook them in a single layer so they can cook evenly on all sides.
Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket as this will result in uneven cooking. Cook in batches if need be to avoid a soggy mess.
There is no need to spray the croquettes with any oil as it already contained oil. That said, you can spray it with oil if you are not getting the desired golden brown color.
The cooking time will vary depending on the size and brand of your croquettes. Also, air fryer brands aren't made the same, the size and brand of your air fryer may affect the cooking time.
Air Fryer Potato Croquettes
- 850 g Frozen potato croquette
- Salt to serve optional
- Cooking oil spray
- Preheat the air fryer to 195C/385F for 5 minutes
- Remove the air fryer basket and spray lightly with cooking oil spray
- Remove the croquettes from the packaging and arrange them in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Make sure they are not overcrowded but it is ok if they are touching slightly.
- Cook for 15-18 minutes until crispy and golden brown on the outside flipping the croquettes halfway through the cooking time.
- Remove the basket from the air fryer, transfer the croquettes to a plate and serve immediately with any dipping sauce of choice.
Nutritional data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients and brands you use. Under no circumstances will thedinnerbite.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.
How long to cook frozen potato croquettes in air fryer
The size of the potato croquettes will determine how long it will take to cook them in the air fryer. On average it will take between 12-18 minutes to cook them until they are crispy and golden brown. Make sure to flip them halfway through for even cooking.
Where to buy frozen croquettes
You can buy frozen croquettes from the frozen food section in your supermarket. It is a popular staple here in the UK and the popular brands include Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons, Mccain, M&S, Sainsbury, Iceland, Aunt Bessie's, and many more. You can also buy it online from Ocado.
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