October 31, 2013

Croquette (コロッケ) 可乐饼 - AFF Japan

Another Japanese dish 'Korokke' for AFF. My kids love these very much, so do their mum ^_^
It is simple, easy to make and so yummy!!

一道日式 料理, '日式可乐饼', 孩子们很喜欢, 我和老公也很喜欢 :D
香脆的外皮,柔软充满薯泥的香气, 好吃呢!!

Sam : Mum, what are you cooking, it smells so good!! 
They look like little dino eggs!!  =O
Mum: Sam, This is Japanese dish named 'Korokke' 
Sam: See, mum its name is like a dino's name..:p YUMMY ones of course...:D
Mum:  LOLs.....

pic 1
1.. get ready everythin
2.. Dredge each ball in flour ( mine doesn't look like ball) no wonder Sam told me it look like dino egg :p
3.. Dredge in egg 
4.. Dredge again in Panko

I learn how to prepare this yummilicious Japanese dish from Nami's blog. Thanks to her tutorial, make cooking this dish so simple. Thanks Nami :D

Korokke (Croquette) コロッケ

recipe source, adapted from Just One Cookbook
(I make half of this recipe)


2 lb (about 4 potatoes, peeled and halved (i use 2 potatoes)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp butter (i use 1/2 Tbsp butter)
2 Tbsp oil ( i use 1 Tbsp oil)
1 large Onion
1 lb ground beef (i use 1/2 lb/230 g ground chicken breast )
Freshly ground black pepper
3 eggs (i use 1 Large egg)
2 cups Panko ( i use 1 cup)
1/2 cup flour (i use 1/3 cup)
Oil for deep frying 
Tonkatsu Sauce (or Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce)

To do:

In a large pot, put water and potatoes and bring it to a boil. Cook potatoes until a skewer goes through the potato easily.

Remove the potato from the heat and drain the water completely. When you do so, use a lid to partially cover so the potatoes don’t fall out from the pot.

Move the pot back to the stove. On low heat shift the pot so that remaining moisture will completely evaporate (but don’t burn them).

Transfer the potatoes into a large bowl and mash the potatoes. Add salt, pepper, and butter

Meanwhile, chop onion finely.
In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high heat. Sauté onion until soft.

Add the meat and break it up with a wooden spoon. When the meat is cooked, add salt and black pepper. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
Before adding the meat into the mashed potatoes in the bowl, get rid of the juice from the meat. If the mixture is too soft due to too much liquid, you can’t make a nice korokke shape and it won’t be the right texture when you bite into it.

Set aside till cool down a bit (so you can actually hold the mixture with your hands).

While the mixture is still warm, but not hot, start making Korokke balls  Let the Korokke balls rest in the fridge for 15-30 minutes (make sure they are completely cool before deep frying).

Dredge each ball in flour, egg, and Panko. Put the Korokke back in the fridge till oil is ready for frying.

In a wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Deep fry Korokke until they are golden brown (How To Deep Fry Food). Inside is already cooked, so all you need to do is to make it nice brown color.

Transfer Korokke to paper towels and let the oil absorbed in the paper. Serve immediately with Tonkatsu Sauce.

I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest #1 Oct 2013 : Japan, hosted by Alan from travelling-foodies

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  1. Croquettes are my favourites! I prefer croquette in this "dino" shape. You made yours so beautiful and looking perfect after frying!

  2. mui mui, I don't mind eating dino eggs but please give extra chilli sauce hee..hee....

  3. Dino egg ?! :D Love how nice and crispy those Korokke are and so yummy as well !

  4. Hi Doreen! Hahaha Dino eggs! So cute! My kids and I love korokke so much, and I'm so happy you enjoyed this recipe too. Thank you so much for the mention. I just shared your link on my fan page. :)


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