Vegan croquettes

vegan nuggets with dip

Easy meatless vegan croquettes nuggets made with cabbage and potatoes. A delicious vegan nugget snack. Crispy on the outside – soft and gooey in the middle.

I love to experiment with these small veggie snacks. Lately I’ve made them with tofu, halloumi or vegetables like here. Potato croquettes gives a great taste and ‘meat’ texture which makes everyone loves them. I served a bunch of these for my friend, and even though she love traditional chicken nuggets or croquettes she asked for the recipe.

Be sure to make a creamy sauce or gravy with these snacks. You can use both a dressing sauce or creamy dip. No eggs are used in this recipe only flax seeds and water. If you want to serve this with a vegetarian dinner, eggs can be used but it’s not necessary at all.

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Vegan croquettes

Serves: 12 croquettes
Prep Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: 5 min.

Easy meatless vegan croquettes nuggets made with vegetables. A delicious vegan nugget snack - crispy on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle.


  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 200g cabbage
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Half cup of flour (buckwheat if gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoon flax seeds & 5 tbsp of water, mixed
  • Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of paprika, salt and pepper



In a small bowl start to mix the flax seeds with water. Leave to thicken for 5 minutes.


Wash and peel the potatoes. Then shred the cabbage and potatoes in small pieces.


Mix the shredded cabbage and potatoes a bowl with garlic, flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Add the flax seed mix too. Combine all the ingredients. (The mixture will be a little wet because of the water from the potatoes.)


Form the dough into croquettes shape or which shape you’d like. Roll them all into breadcrumbs.


Heat a small saucepan with some oil. Test the heat by placing a small pieces of breadcrumb. If it bubbles it's hot enough. Carefully add in the croquettes.


Leave to cook until crispy and golden, moving and flipping halfway through. Once cooked place on a plate with paper towels to drain the oil.


Serve them while they are hot - Use them in pancake wraps, with salad or eat them with a cold homemade dip.

vegan croquettes ingredients

Vegan croquettes in spinach pancakes:

I had a leftover of these ones last week I made them. I prefer eating them directly after making them when they still are warm and crispy on the outside.
Last week I made these green and healthy spinach pancakes too, and it was so delicious eating the pancakes with the vegan croquettes, spinach, dressing and vegetables.

I also saw some inspiration on pinterest that someone made the leftovers into sushi rolls. That is such a good idea! Instead of crispy fried prawns or fish, make this recipe instead and add the croquettes in slices in the sushi. Just be sure that the croquettes is still crispy on the outside. And here you have some very delicious vegan sushi.

crispy vegan snacks

This recipe is quite simple but you can add all the spices you think or change the cabbage or potatoes with other vegetables like sweet potatoes, beetroot, spinach, carrots, cauliflower or broccoli. If you have any good ideas how to make and serve this recipe just let me know in a comment below.

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4 thoughts on “Vegan croquettes”

  1. Hi Michala,
    First of all – what an amazing blog with such inspiring recipes!
    What do you usually use as breadcrumbs? Is it just from some white toast bread or?
    I also have af question about your recipe on vegetable spring rolls – where do you buy thick flour wrappers? I normally buy them at the asian shop, but I have never seen them as thick wrappers. They are always very thin, I think.
    Kind regards Julie

    1. Hi Julie!
      Thank you for your kindness!
      For this recipe I just bought breadcrumbs from my local store. Panko bread crumbs can also work very good! But you can also make your own breadcrumbs from dried toast bread etc.

      About the vegetable spring rolls – You can easily use the thin ones. I just found some thick ones in an asian store close to me and wanted to try them out. But have tried the thin (normal) ones too and they taste even more delicious and crispy!
      Feel free to ask! All the best from here – Michala

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