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korokke japanese potato croquettes

Korokke Japanese Potato Croquettes (Vegetarian)

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 12 mins
Chilling time 15 mins
Total Time 57 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 8 large pieces
Calories 716 kcal



  • 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).
  • Meanwhile, in one bowl add corn starch. Then in the second bowl, whisk 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 your 2 cups of oil over medium heat. 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).


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Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg