Egg Croquettes

Made with hard boiled eggs, mushrooms and fresh parsley, this egg croquette recipe is a quick and delicious appetizer. Enjoy topped with a creamy mushroom and herb sauce. Preparation can be done a day ahead, and cooking time is only a few minutes. Try this fast and easy-to-follow recipe of a tasty classic.

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
8 min


  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) salt-reduced condensed cream of mushroom soup, divided
  • ½ cup ( 125 mL ) finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 packet (71 g) original recipe coating mix, divided
  • 2 tbsp ( 30 mL ) chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • ¼ cup ( 60 mL ) milk (1%)
  • ½ tsp ( 2.5 mL ) dried thyme (optional)


  1. Finely chop eggs; combine with ½ cup (125 mL) soup, mushrooms and 3 tbsp (45 mL) coating mix. Scoop for equal portions of mixture onto plate. Shape into patties approximately 3 inches (8 cm) in diameter with spoon or fork. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. (Patties can be made a day ahead up to this point.)
  2. Combine remaining coating mix and parsley on plate or in shallow dish. Pick up patties, one at a time (they will be sticky so use a fork or thin flipper to help transfer them) and place in coating mix. Cover patties completely with coating mixture, turning over as necessary; shake off any excess. Discard any leftover coating mix.
  3. Spray large non-stick skillet generously with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. When hot, add patties; cook until golden brown on both sides and heated through, 4 or 5 minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, combine remaining soup and parsley, milk, and thyme, if desired, in small saucepan until blended; heat over medium heat stirring frequently. (If desired, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) more milk for thinner sauce.) Serve croquettes with warm sauce.


Sauce can also be made in the microwave. Combine remaining soup and parsley, milk and thym in microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap with one corner pulled back for venting. Microwave on Medium-High (70% power) until hot, about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.

Instead of coating mix, use dried Italian bread crumbs or Panko bread crumbs.