Japanese Croquette

This is a fast and simple recipe for the delicious Japanese korokke – a croquette made of meat and vegetables. […]

This is a fast and simple recipe for the delicious Japanese korokke – a croquette made of meat and vegetables. They’re great for lunch boxes, as part of bigger dishes such as Japanese curry, and are great for kids – they taste delicious so kids won’t even know how much vegetables they’re eating ;-) If you like this recipe, why not check out the tuna croquette recipe too.

Ingredients

3-4 potatoes
1/2 onion
1/2 carrot
200g pork mince
1tsp fish stock
2tsp sugar
1tbs sake
1tbs mirin
4tbs soya sauce
salt
2 eggs
panko
flour

Step 1

Boil the potatoes in heavily salted water until soft, then throw away the water and mash them up with a fork. Dice the onion and carrot, then brown the mince and add the diced carrot and onion.

Step 2

Add 2tbs sugar, 1tsp fish stock, 1 tbs sake, 1 tbs mirin and 4tbs soya sauce and simmer for 5 mins.
Step 3

Add the mince to the mashed potatoes and mix well. Then roll into oblong shapes, and roll in the flour, then the egg and finally the panko. Then prepare a pan with 2cm deep of vegetable oil at medium/high temperature and shallow fry the croquettes until the outside is golden. I like to serve with a little salad for garnish and tonkatsu sauce or ketchup.