Easy Cheese And Potato Croquettes

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes, mashed
3 medium eggs, divided; 1 for filling, 2 for coating
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon water
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Prepare three bowls for coating: One with flour, one with beaten egg and water mixed together, and one with bread crumbs. Roll each croquette in flour, dip in egg and roll in breadcrumbs. Set aside on baking sheet.

PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix mashed potatoes, 1 egg, cheese, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of mixture at a time and roll into oblong shape. Place on baking sheet.
Prepare three bowls for coating: One with flour, one with beaten egg and water mixed together, and one with bread crumbs. Roll each croquette in flour, dip in egg and roll in breadcrumbs. Set aside on baking sheet.
Pan fry croquettes in olive oil in small batches over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, turning often, until lightly browned. Return croquettes to baking sheet.
Bake 10-15 minutes or until exterior is crisp. Transfer to serving platter with a dipping sauce of choice.

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