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korokke japanese potato croquettes

Vegetarian Korokke (Japanese Potato Croquettes)

Korokke Japanese Potato Croquettes. Crispy panko breaded potato croquettes that are also soft on the inside. Totally indulgent and great as a snack with katsu sauce! This recipe is vegetarian.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 8 large pieces
Calories per serving 347 kcal


  • 2 cups avocado oil (or sub with any neutral tasting oil)

Potato Mixture


Vegetarian Tonkatsu Sauce (serves 6 tbsps of sauce)


  • Peel your potatoes and quarter them. Boil for 15 minutes until fork tender. Strain in a colander and place them into a mixing bowl.
  • Meanwhile, fry your diced onions in 1 tbsp of oil until soft and translucent. Place into the mixing bowl.
  • Season your potatoes and onions with salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
  • Mash the potatoes and onions together and mix well. Then divide the potato batter into 8 equal portions. Roll them into oval shaped balls and place them in the fridge for 15 minutes (do not skip this step or you will have a difficult time coating them).
  • In one bowl add corn starch. In the second bowl, beat two eggs. Lastly in the third bowl, add your panko breadcrumbs.
  • Coat each ball in first cornstarch until evenly coated. Then coat in the egg and lastly cover with panko breadcrumbs.
  • Heat 2 cups of oil over medium heat in a large pan. To test if it's ready, place a wooden chopstick and look for bubbles. If you spot bubbles, it's time to deep fry.
  • Deep fry for 1.5 minutes on each side until golden crispy brown. Enjoy with homemade katsu sauce (recipe below).

Tonkatsu sauce

  • In a small bowl combine all the Sauce ingredients together using a whisk.
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Mixing bowl
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife
Steel Colander
Large Pot 5 Qt
Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
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