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Potato-and-Mozzarella Croquettes
Credit: FREDRIKA STJÄRNE

Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, croquettes are ultra-satisfying comfort food. From a savory leek and mushroom version to sweet, honey-coated goat cheese balls, here are seven excellent croquette recipes.

1. Crispy Chicken and Vegetable Croquettes

Crispy Chicken and Vegetable Croquettes
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Madras curry powder flavors these delicious tapas.

2. Salt Cod Croquettes

Salt Cod Croquettes

Known as bolinhos in Portuguese ("little cakes"), these croquettes are star chef Daniel Boulud's take on the classic Brazilian bar food.

3. Leek-and-Mushroom Croquettes

Leek-and-Mushroom Croquettes

Chef Jerry Traunfeld serves these creamy-centered croquettes in walnut-size balls, but they can also be made larger for a vegetarian main course.

4. Sesame-Coated Sweet Potato Croquettes

Sesame-Coated Sweet Potato Croquettes
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These African-inspired fried yam balls are are rolled in sesame seeds, a typically Malawian ingredient.

5. Pan-Fried Tuna Croquettes

Pan-Fried Tuna Croquettes
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Put the classic pantry staple, canned tuna, to good use.

6. Potato and Mozzarella Croquettes

Potato-and-Mozzarella Croquettes
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These super-crisp fried potato croquettes are filled with soft mashed potato and gooey melted cheese.

7. Fried Goat Cheese Balls with Honey

Fried Goat Cheese Balls with Honey
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A double-coating of panko crumbs amplifies the crunch for these sweet-savory croquettes.

8. Pasta-and-Pesto Croquettes

Pasta-and-Pesto Croquettes
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At Pizzarium, chef Gabriele Bonci has reimagined the classic Roman fried risotto croquettes known as suppli. He swaps pasta with pesto for the rice and fills the croquettes with creamy stracchino cheese instead of the traditional mozzarella.

9. Chicken Croquettes

Chicken Croquettes

These Spanish-inspired croquettes are a great way to use leftover roast chicken.