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Tonkatsu sauce poured over Japanese potato croquettes
Japanese potato croquettes (Korokke)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Delicious "hoku hoku" Japanese potato croquettes recipe

Course: Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese potato croquette, korokke
Servings: 8
Calories: 383 kcal
Author: Chopstick Chronicles
  • 500 g Starchy potatoes
  • 120  Beef mince
  • 70 g Onion or half small onion
  • 70 g Carrot  half of small carrot
  • 1/2  tbs  olive oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • egg
  • tbs  plain flour
  • 50  ml  water
  • tbs  kewpie mayonnaise
  • cups  of Japanese panko bread crumb
  1. Peel and dice the potatoes.
  2. Cook the potatoes in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Check if the potatoes are cooked by inserting a skewer. If it goes through, the potato is cooked.
  3. Strain the water from the potatoes, put them back in the pot and shake them around to rough up the outsides a little.

  4. Chop the onion and carrot finely.
  5. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over high heat and add the onion and carrot to cook.
  6. Add the mince and cook and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Once the mince is cooked, remove from the heat and add the cooked mince, onion and carrot to the mashed potato and mix well.
  8. Divide the mix into 8 equal sized ovals.
  9. Combine the egg, water, mayonnaise, and flour in a small bowl to make a batter.
  10. Coat each of the ovals with the batter, then place the potato oval into the panko crumbs.
  11. Coat all potato ovals with the panko crumbs.

  12. Heat deep frying oil in a deep pan until it reaches around 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). If you don’t have a thermometer you can check if the oil is the correct temperature by dropping a bread crumb into the oil. If the bread crumb drops about halfway down into the oil, then floats back up – you are at the perfect temperature.

  13. Fry each of the potato ovals until crispy and golden brown.

  14. Serve croquettes with salad leaves or any side dish of your choice.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

carolies of the potato croquettes are indication only as the deep frying oil is difficult to accurately measured. 

The croquettes can be freezed 

Nutrition Facts
Japanese potato croquettes (Korokke)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 472mg 20%
Potassium 473mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 29.8%
Vitamin C 5.7%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 23.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.