Potato William

Potato William

September 15, 2013 0 By Sanzeeta

Potato William is a pear shaped potato croquette made from mashed potato and other basic ingredients, formed into a small pear shape, breaded and fried. Traditionally a whole clove is placed into the top to resemble a stem.

 Potato William


  • 475 gm. Potatoes peeled
  • sea salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Vegetable  oil for  deep frying


  • Flour /3 eggs/ bread crumbs.


  1. In a small pot add  oil and heat to 375’f
  2. Cook potatoes in boiling, salted, water until fork tender
  3. Strain potatoes, mash and add seasoning, nutmeg, sour cream, butter and egg yolks. Blend well.
  4. Prepare breading station.
  5. Shape potatoes into pear shapes.
  6. Gently roll into flour and pat excess flour off
  7. Next add to beaten egg mixture, and finally add to breading.
  8. Spike a clove on the top of the pear shaped potatoes
  9. Place gently in  hot oil, fry  until golden brown

10. Makes 8 pear shaped potatoes


Enjoy !