I simply love potatoes, and I love them baked, roasted, boiled, mashed and deep-fried!! Here's a recipe for Japanese Croquette (called "Korokke" コロッケ) which can be found here. You can add minced meat, corned beef and frozen vegetables too! They taste great with extra onions, a bit of garlic... and the best part is, it tastes good even with just little salt!

Potatoes, boiled til soft
1 Egg
Onion (1 medium)
Garlic Powder
Oil, for deep frying
Panko パン粉 (Japanese Breadcrumbs)
Herbs, Salt and Pepper to taste


1. Mash potatoes until fluffy. (Do not use a machine or it will become too smooth!)

2. Mince onions or slightly blend chopped onions in a blender.

3. Pan fry onions until they turn brown. (but not bitter!)

4. Mix the onions with the potatoes, and add the seasoning.

5. Mould the potatoes into flat, smooth shapes of around 8 cm thickness. The traditional Japanese Korokke is a round, oval shape.

6. Coat the potato pieces with flour.

7. Dip each piece in beaten egg, then coat evenly with Panko (Breadcrumbs).

8. Deep-fry in hot oil until golden-brown and crispy.

Mmm... try it with a dip if it's not tasty enough. Creamy dips go very well with Korokke!! (:

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didally said...

Oh dear, reading your blog past midnight, hungry and thinking of having supper. These croquettes look so yummy! I love mine with some curry powder added. ;)

SheR. said...

Good old croquettes!
We made salmon fishcakes this way too. Yummy!
I wish I have a pack of Panko now. They are still the bext breadcrumbs around.