Loaded Potato Croquettes made with RITZ Crackers

Loaded Potato Croquettes made with RITZ Crackers



  • Croquettes
  • 2 lb. Russet potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 10 oz. sliced bacon
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 oz. chopped scallions

  • RITZ Coating
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 5-1/2 oz. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 oz. RITZ Crushed Crackers
  • 1 oz. rice flour

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories


  • Total fat

    30 g

  • Saturated fat

    8 g

  • Trans fat

    0.5 g

  • Cholesterol

    50 mg

  • Sodium

    530 mg

  • Carbohydrate

    46 g

  • Dietary fiber

    3 g

  • Sugars

    4 g

  • Protein

    12 g

  • Vitamin A

    4 %DV

  • Vitamin C

    15 %DV

  • Calcium

    15 %DV

  • Iron

    10 %DV


Crouquettes: Place potatoes in saucepan with water to cover; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 12 to 15 min. or just until tender. Drain.

Meanwhile, arrange bacon on a rack placed in a large sheet pan. Bake in 350°F standard oven 25 to 30 min. or until crisp. Chop into 1/4-inch pieces; set aside.

Pass potatoes through a ricer into a large bowl. Stir in egg yolk, salt and pepper until blended. Transfer mixture to sheet pan. Let cool to room temperature. Fold in cooked bacon, cheese and scallions. Portion mixture into balls using #40 scoop.

RITZ Coating: Combine garlic powder and 4.5 oz. all-purpose flour. Roll each potato ball in flour mixture. Dip each into water and roll again in flour mixture.

Combine cracker crumbs, rice flour and remaining 1 oz. all-purpose flour. Dip potato balls in water again and then roll each in RITZ Coating.

Fry balls in 350°F deep fryer 3 to 4 min. or until golden brown and hot in center. Drain well. Plate 2 croquettes per serving.


Serving Suggestion:

  • Serve croquettes with sour cream sprinkled with chives.