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korokke japanese potato croquettes

Vegetarian Korokke (Japanese Potato Croquettes)

christieathome
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

Ingredients
  

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

Potato Mixture

Coating

Vegetarian Tonkatsu Sauce (serves 6 tbsps of sauce)

Instructions
 

  • 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
Nutrition
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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