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Friday, 11 October 2013

Korokke (Japanese Croquette)

Croquette ~ is my all time favourite.  I always remember croquette because my mum used to make this for her children but her version is usually very simple in ingredients only.

KOROKKE (Japanese Croquette)
Recipe sourced & adapted from Nami - Just One Cookbook 

4 russet potatoes, boiled and roughly mashed
1 large onion, finely diced
1 small carrots, finely diced
2 Shiitake mushrooms (optional)

Some chopped spring onions
2 Tbsp. oil
450g ground meat (beef/chicken/pork)
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. white pepper
Freshly ground black pepper
2-3 eggs, lightly beaten (put into a shallow plate)
2 cup Panko/breadcrumbs  (put into a shallow plate)
½ cup flour  ((put into a shallow plate)
Oil for deep frying 

In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high heat.  Put in the onion and sauté until soft.  Add
carrots and Shiitake mushrooms and cook until they are soft. 

Add the meat and break it up with a wooden spoon.  When the meat is cooked, add salt, 
white pepper and black pepper. Turn off the heat. 

Add the meat mixture to the mashed potatoes and mix all up well together with the 1 egg in.  Let it rest to cool down a little so you have worked with your hands later on. 

As the mixture is still warm, start making your Croquette balls.  You can form it into a balls and flatten it or make it in a longer shape.  Any shape to your desire. 

Dredge each croquette balls into the flour - egg - breadcrumbs. 

Deep fry the croquette till golden brown only.  Transfer Korokke to paper towels and let the oil absorbed in the paper. Serve immediately with Tonkatsu Sauce*.

* If you want to make your own Tonkatsu Sauce, please go to Nami's site to view her Tonkatsu Sauce


 “I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest #1 Oct 2013 : Japan), 


  1. I can never resist these.... Yours are so nicely fried....I'm a disaster in the kitchen.... I can even feel the crunch of the breadcrumbs in my mouth just by viewing your pictures

  2. wah! deep fried food again ~ drool! drool! drool! this must be soooooooo delicious! my mum hardly ever deep-fried anything for us! and now i don't have the skills to, sigh.. bet this didn't last very long at the dinner table! yums ^^ pics are all very nice today, but love the last 2 best ^^

  3. Mel, this is also my favorite, yum yum!

  4. Mel, your croquettes are very photogenic! As far as I remember, the Japanese like croquettes a lot :)

  5. Nice! Beautifully made and lovely clicks!

  6. Oh Mel! They look absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for trying this recipe and linking back to my post. So happy we have same food as our favorite food. Now it's my turn to make these... my son has been asking me for the past several weeks but I've been a bit too busy to make these. Wish I live next door so I can try yours! ;)

  7. Awesome clicks.... how not to drool!

  8. They are nice fried till golden brown. Love your photos!

  9. Oh wow, your photos are gorgeous! I have never tried croquette, but these look too good to pass up!

  10. Beautifully fried! Love the golden shades of your croquette, sounds so yummy!

  11. looks delicious....just mouthwatering!

  12. wow, very nice presented as well very well homecooked croquettes!

  13. Its not easy to get this done right and yours looks so beautifully done.

  14. Hi Mel , these korokke look fantastic ! And beautifully-cooked as well :) Perfect as an appetizer or a side dish but I'm sure , it will be wonderful with rice :D