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Korokke (Potato Croquette)

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Korokke is a wonderful snack food. Many times our exchange students would make these-sometimes filled with kani (local Dungeness), or with left over meats. Korokke is made by mixing cooked chopped meat, seafood, or vegetables with mashed potato or white sauce, rolling it in wheat flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs/panko, then deep frying this until brown on the outside.
Ingredients
  Potatoes 4 Medium
  Ground beef 1⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1⁄2
  Egg 1
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Panko breadcrumb 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Preparation:
Peel and cut potatoes into medium chunks. Boil potatoes until soften. Drain and mash potatoes while they are hot. Saute onion and beef in a medium skillet. Mix mashed potatoes and onion and beef in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and let it cool. Make flat and oval-shaped patties. Coat each piece with flour. Dip in beaten egg, and coat with panko at last. Fry in 350 F oil until brown.
*Makes 4 servings

Variation:
Korokke are Japanese croquettes. This is a variation of my potato korokke recipe. Curry powder adds a great flavor to the potato filling.
Ingredients:
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 lb ground pork
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 egg
2 tsps curry powder
salt and pepper to season
*flour and panko (breadcrumb) for coating
*vegetable oil for deep-frying
Preparation:
Boil potatoes until soften in a large pan. Drain and mash potatoes while they are hot. Saute onion and pork in a medium skillet until cooked. Mix mashed potatoes and onion and pork in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and curry powder. Make flat and oval-shaped patties. Coat each piece with flour. Dip in beaten egg, and coat with panko at last. Fry in 350 F oil until brown. *Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Korokke are usually shaped like a flat patty. They are generally called Potato Korokke, etc. For example, those using beef would be called beef korokke, those using shrimp, ebi korokke, etc.. Those using white sauce may also be called Cream Korokke. Korokke is often served with worcestershire sauce and shredded cabbage. Korokke can be eaten as is, and are sometimes sold wrapped in paper at stalls. They may also be used as a topping for other dishes. When sandwiched between a piece of bread, they will be called Korokke pan (pan being the Portuguese-inspired word for bread in Japanese).

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1278 Calories from Fat 1058

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 119 g183.8%

Saturated Fat 17.5 g87.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 72.9 mg24.3%

Sodium 437.9 mg18.2%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.7%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 12 g24.5%

Vitamin A 1.3% Vitamin C 58.9%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 10.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Korokke (Potato Croquette) Recipe