Potato Croquettes

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Appears in
Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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These fritters can be made while the rest of the dinner is cooking. You can set an oven to its lowest setting and place the fritters on racks in the oven to stay warm.


  • pounds potatoes, boiled and peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 shallot, minced


Mash the potatoes in a large mixing bowl or run them through a ricer or food mill into the bowl. Season them with salt and pepper. Add the shallot, herbs, and one of the eggs and mix well. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.

Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and turn the oven to its lowest setting. Begin heating the butter over medium-high heat in a sauté pa