Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli

by Erica Dinho on February 23, 2013

Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli

This month’s The Creative Cooking Crew challenge was “Meat and Potatoes“. So I decided to make Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli. I know, I know, this is not a very creative dish, but I used “Meat and Potatoes” and added my own touch to the croquettes, and these little balls with the addition of avocado aioli are fantastic!

Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli

These are truly my new favorite croquettes! The combination of the melted cheese, creamy potatoes, and chorizo with a crispy crust, is delicious. I would eat these every day if I could (probably not a good idea for my waist:). These Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli are the perfect breakfast, afternoon snack or party appetizer. They can be made in advance and fried right before serving, the fillings can be easily altered, and they look great.

Don’t forget to visit Lazaro Cooks on February 27 to see the rest of the recipes from the Creative Cooking Crew.


Buen provecho!

Chorizo, Cheese and Potato Croquettes with Avocado Aioli



  • About 12 croquettes
  • Croquettes

  • 4 Colombian chorizos, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoon of milk
  • 2 cups bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 cup of grated white cheese
  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • Canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • Avocado Aioli

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chorizo, and cook, stirring for 5 minutes, until crispy. Add the onion and garlic and season with the cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl mix the mashed potatoes with the milk, salt, pepper, 2 beaten eggs, cheese and one cup of bread crumbs.
  3. Add the chorizo mixture to the potato mixture. Shape into balls. Dip each ball into the last beaten egg, then into the bread crumbs.
  4. In a heavy pan over medium-high heat, pour in oil to a depth of 2 to 3 inches and heat to 365F .
  5. Carefully place about 4 croquettes in the hot oil and cook, turning as needed, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Repeat with the remaining croquettes. Serve hot with avocado aioli.
  6. 6 To make the avocado aioli, place all the ingredients in the blander and blend until smooth.
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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Simply Life February 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

croquettes are one of my absolute favorite things to eat. these look incredible!


2 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! February 23, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Estupendo! Erica they look delicious. Great photo!


3 Angie@Angie’s Recipes February 23, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Mout9hwatering croquettes! Meat and potatoes are meant to be together!


4 Lori Lynn February 23, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Fabulous contribution to the challenge Erica! These would be the first to disappear at any party. Like the sauce too, great combination of flavors!


5 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic February 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

These sound delicious! I love all the flavors together.


6 Belinda @zomppa February 23, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Loving how these flavors all combined!!


7 angela@spinachtiger February 24, 2013 at 9:08 AM

A great entry and I love the idea of avocado aioli.


8 deana@lostpastremembered February 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM

I hadn’t made croquettes in years before making a 19th century chicken version and I love them! WHat have I been missing? They are pretty quick to make and everyone loves them… addictive to be sure. Love your recipe and the avocado sauce is a great idea!


9 grace February 25, 2013 at 7:35 AM

fantastic! crunchy outsides and creamy, delicious insides–this is an ideal creation, erica–bravo. the aioli is a magnificent touch!


10 Victoria February 25, 2013 at 8:43 AM

These croquettes are simply fabulous! Love the combination of flavors and the avocado aioli is the perfect dipping sauce. There certainly aren’t enough croquettes in my life. I should go make some!


11 Shannon February 28, 2013 at 5:16 PM

oh man, i’d slather myself with that avocado aioli, let alone those croquettes :) delicious!!


12 Chris March 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Stunning, I’d gobble down that whole tray in minutes!


13 Vicky March 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Hi, just discovered your website on blogher….such delicious recipes. :)


14 Daphney March 10, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Does this recipe absolutely require breadcrumbs? Will it not hold well without?


15 Erica March 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I always use bread crumbs, but you can omit them and try it.


16 Aliza April 18, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Does this have to have avacado? :-) :) =)


17 Erica Dinho April 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM



18 Reagan May 5, 2013 at 10:24 PM

How would these do baked rather than fried? Any changes you’d make to accommodate?


19 Bunnye July 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Perhaps instead of a round croquet, flatten into a patty and place on a rack over a cookie sheet. Spray with canola or vegetable oil and bake at 350 degrees until nicely browned. You could always experiment with one. I might omit the last step, egg then bread crumbs. :)


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