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Mashed Potatoes are mixed with Southwest seasoning and fried to a crispy golden brown. Served with a spicy cool green chile ranch dip and they are the perfect appetizer! Southwest Potato Croquettes with Green Chile Ranch Dip Recipe | Take Two Tapas | #Southwest #PotatoCroquette #MashedPotatoes #PotatoRecipe #Appetizer #GreenChilies #RanchDip

Southwest Potato Croquettes with Green Chile Ranch Dip

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 24 croquettes 1x


Mashed Potatoes are mixed with Southwest seasoning and fried to a crispy golden brown to make Southwest Potato Croquettes.



For the potato croquettes

2 cups mashed potatoes

2 egg yolks

2 teaspoons Southwest Seasoning Mix (you can use taco seasoning)

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

3/4 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese

2 cups vegetable oil for frying

2 eggs

1 cup breadcrumbs (plain Italian seasoned)

For the dip

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped green chilies

2 tablespoons Ranch Seasoning Mix (homemade or store-bought)


Heat the oven to 200F

Make the croquettes

Mix the mashed potatoes, egg yolks, Southwest seasoning mix, flour, and cheese together in a bowl.

Scoop out the mixture and roll into 1 inch balls.

Place on a baking sheet and pop in the fridge to set.

Crack the whole eggs in a small bowl and whisk to scramble.

Add the breadcrumbs in a separate bowl to make the coating stations.

Fry the croquettes

Heat the oil in a medium frying pan t0 375F

When the oil is ready, remove the croquettes from the fridge.

In batches of 4 or five, dip the croquettes in the egg, then roll in the breadcrumbs to coat.

This is where I smash mine into disc shapes but you can leave round if you want to.

Place in the oil gently and fry till golden brown, flipping or moving around to cook all sides.

When crispy and golden brown, remove from the oil and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels or brown bag paper.

Place in the oven to keep warm while you are frying the next batch.

Once all are done, keep warm while you make the dip.

Green Chile Ranch Dip

For the dip, combine the sour cream, yogurt, chilies, and ranch seasoning.

Stir to combine.

Keep cold until ready to serve with the hot Southwest Potato Croquettes!


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  • Category: Appetizers, Tapas

Keywords: potato, croquettes, ranch, green chilies