Davidstow Cheese & Leek Croquettes


Often you will find that you have leftover bread at the end of the week. This recipe provides yesterday’s bread with a second lease of life, to coat our rich cheese croquettes. They are perfect as a starter or lunchtime meal and the leek balances the mature aged cheddar and creamy mashed potato. Serve with salad and mustard mayonnaise.

Serves: 2-4

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Skill level: Easy


•    150g 12 month Davidstow Cheddar, grated

•    4 potatoes, peeled, chopped and mashed

•    1 leek, finely sliced

•    50g butter

•    1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

•    Pinch of salt and pepper

•    2 tbsp plain flour

•    3 beaten eggs

•    100g breadcrumbs

•    Vegetable oil for frying


1.        Soften your chopped leeks in butter for 5-10 mins and then add in your mustard, seasoning, and grated cheese. Stir for 2-3 minutes and then remove from the heat.

2.        Combine with cooled mashed potato and form into 12-16 croquettes.

3.        Then roll your croquettes in plain flour and dip them in beaten egg. Transfer to a bowl with breadcrumbs to coat them.

4.        Once you’ve coated all your cheesy croquettes preheat your veg oil to 180˚C and fry each croquette for 3-4 mins until golden brown.

5.         Serve with mustard mayo and salad.

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