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Korokke (Japanese Meat and Potato Croquettes)

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 9
Calories 316 kcal


  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and chopped about 2 large potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup frozen green peas
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 ½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying
  • katsu sauce, optional


  • Place potatoes in a medium pot and cover with water. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Boil potatoes until fork tender, 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and pour into a large mixing bowl. Add butter, season with salt and pepper and mash until smooth. Set aside and allow mash to cool.
  • Pour oil into a medium skillet and place over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, beef, salt, and pepper and crumble using a wooden spoon. Sauté mixture until beef has browned. Stir in peas and remove from heat.
  • Pour beef mixture over potato mixture, season with salt and pepper and completely mix together.
  • Lightly wet your hands and take ½ cup of the potato mixture and form into a flat, oval patty, about 1 inch thick.
  • Dredge patties in a thin layer of flour, followed by the eggs and finally into the panko until patties are all completely encased, shaking off any excess.
  • Place Patties onto a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Fill a tall pot with 3 inches of oil and preheat to 350˚F.
  • Fry chilled croquettes in the oil, a few at a time until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer croquettes onto baking sheet lined with a cooling rack. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Serve.


Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 14gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 177IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 3mg
Keyword korroke, potato croquettes
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