Japanese Croquette

Cuisine: Japanese  |   Prep Time: 40 minutes  |  Cook Time: 30 minutes   |   Serve: 3 to 5 persons

Croquette is a Japanese potato snack that is usually sold in udon restaurant or in streets in Japan. It’s a delicious snack coated in bread crumbs and deep-fried into perfect that is loved by everyone!
This snack may look intimidating, but I’ve made an easy recipe on how to make Japanese Croquette. You can make them beforehand and store it in the freezer, enjoy whenever you want!

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5 medium-size potatoes (I used russet potato)
Flour (all purpose/ wheat)
Bread crumbs/ Panko
Optional seasonings: Milk, Curry powder

1. Boil the potatoes like how you would with mashed potatoes until it softens and drains the water.
2. Mash the potatoes and season it with salt and pepper. Here are 3 ways you can do it:
Option 1 – Salt & Pepper
Option 2 – Salt, Pepper & Milk
Option 3 – Salt, Pepper & Curry Powder
3. Shape the mixture into a patty, any shape you like.
4. Dip the patty in this sequence: Flour – Egg – Bread crumbs/panko
5. Layer cling wrap in a container/ tray to avoid the patty from sticking and leave it in the freezer for 1 hour or so. Fry it whenever needed.
6. In a deep pan, fry the patty until golden brown.
7. Serve and enjoy!

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