If you’ve ever had HelloFresh meals, you’ll know they’re quick, easy and convenient. But they can also get pricey! I love making our favorite HelloFresh recipes at home, like this copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes. Meaty, flavorful, and delish, I make them in the air fryer so they’re even tastier!

Vertical shot of a copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes on a white plate with tomatoes and broccoli.

These Crispy Shallot Croquettes are more like meat patties, but they’re coated in a crispy crunchy coating that’s irresistible. 

Made with affordable ground pork, I’ve got a few shortcuts for you to help make these even easier. There’s not much chopping, just a bit of mixing and then a quick trip into the air fryer. 

Ready in a jiffy, serve these with your favorite potatoes or pasta on the side, along with a green veggie and dinner is ready!

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes on a white plate with tomatoes and broccoli.

What You’ll love About Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes

  • They’re easy to make with simple, straightforward steps.
  • These pork patties are meaty, flavorful, and affordable! 
  • Got a few spoonfuls of leftover mashed potatoes? This is the perfect recipe to use them up!

Ingredients

  • Ground pork – I use lean ground pork.
  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • All-purpose flour
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Crispy fried onions – Like French’s Original Crispy Fried Onions.
Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes ingredients,

How To Make Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet and add the Panko bread crumbs, and cook them over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they’re golden brown. Transfer the crumbs to a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Crush the crispy fried onions and add them to the butter-Panko mixture and mix well to combine. Set aside about ¼ cup of this mixture.
  4. Combine the ground pork, mashed potatoes, flour, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  5. Shape the mixture into medium-sized patties.
  6. Brush the patties all over with the mayonnaise then press them into the Panko-onion crumbs.
  7. Transfer the coated patties to your air fryer and air fry at 400-F for about 10 minutes then flip and cook until they reach an internal temperature of 165-F.
  8. Remove them from the air fryer, serve with a spoonful of the reserved crumbs, and enjoy! 

Step-By-Step Process

Heather’s Tried-and-True Tips

  • Use lean ground pork so you don’t have much fat coming out of the patties as they cook.
  • Panko keeps its crunch through the cooking process, but you could use regular bread crumbs if you can’t find Panko.
  • Add more flavor! A bit of onion powder and garlic powder to the pork mixture will infuse it with even more flavor.

Make It A Meal

Serve these crispy croquettes on a bed of fresh mixed greens or alongside a tangy coleslaw to balance the richness. They also pair wonderfully with a dollop of sour cream or a rustic mustard sauce. For a heartier meal, consider adding a side of roasted vegetables or a simple tomato salad.

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes on a white plate.

Storage

Leftover croquettes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply place them in a preheated oven or air fryer at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through. These croquettes also freeze well. Freeze them on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be baked straight from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time to ensure they’re heated through and crispy, which makes them perfect for meal prepping.

Vertical shot of a copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes on a white plate with tomatoes and broccoli.

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes

Heather S.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

for pork

  • 1.5 pounds lean ground pork
  • ¼ cup mashed potatoes leftover mashed potatoes work great
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

for the topping

  • 1 ¼ cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter I cook with salted butter
  • ½ cup crispy onions crushed
  • cup mayonnaise

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Melt the butter in a skillet add the Panko bread crumbs, and cook them over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until they’re golden brown. Transfer the crumbs to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Crush the crispy fried onions and add them to the butter-Panko mixture and mix well to combine. Set aside about ¼ cup of this mixture.
  • Combine the ground pork, mashed potatoes, flour, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Shape the mixture into medium-sized patties.
  • Brush the patties all over with the mayonnaise then press them into the Panko-onion crumbs.
  • Transfer the coated patties to your air fryer and air fry at 400-F for about 10 minutes then flip and cook until they reach an internal temperature of 165-F.
  • Remove them from the air fryer, serve with a spoonful of the reserved crumbs, and enjoy!

Notes

Heather’s Tips

  • Use lean ground pork so you don’t have much fat coming out of the patties as they cook.
  • Panko keeps its crunch through the cooking process, but you could use regular bread crumbs if you can’t find Panko.
  • Add more flavor! A bit of onion powder and garlic powder to the pork mixture will infuse it with even more flavor.
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  1. 5 stars
    These croquettes are my new favorite recipe. I love anything crispy and crunchy coated in panko. I also love this recipe uses mashed potatoes which I usually make more than we need and like to have recipes to use the leftovers.