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Authentic Recipe of Korokke. Crispy and Juicy Japanese Traditional Croquettes.

Try the traditional Japanese Croquettes called Korokke in Japanese. It is a crunchy snack but a bit sweet and juicy, cooked in most homes in Japan.

Things to know about Korokke Recipe

Japanese Traditional Croquettes – Korokke is a deep-fried dish that is a French version of a dish known as a croquette. It is made of mashed potatoes and bits of meat, seafood, or vegetables. These ingredients are mixed, shaped into balls, rolled on flour and breadcrumbs, then deep-fried.

The dish was first introduced in 1887 and quickly became very popular all over Japan because it is inexpensive and delicious. It is easier to find pre-packed korokke in the supermarket today, but nothing can beat a homemade one.

Along the busiest streets in Japan, you will find small frying stores that sell fresh and hot korokke from butcher shops. It is a favorite snack for hungry shoppers and schoolers.

Crispy and Juicy Japanese Traditional Croquettes. Authentic Recipe of Korokke.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: コロッケ
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Servings 12 Pieces
Calories / Serving 186 kcal


  • 600 grams (1.32 lb) Potato
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 200 grams (7.05 oz) Ground (Minced) Pork
  • 1 pc Onion Small, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
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  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sake
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • ½ tbsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar


  • 50 grams (1.76 oz) Flour
  • 1 pc Egg
  • 2 cups Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable Oil For deep frying



  • Prepare and measure all ingredients accurately ahead of time.

Cooking Potatoes

  • In a saucepan, boil the potatoes over high heat.
  • Cook potatoes until a bamboo stick can easily get through the middle of the potato. It may take 15 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes.
  • Once cooked, drain the water using a strainer, peel the potatoes, and transfer them to an empty saucepan.
  • Mash each potato using a fork or masher and leave some tiny bits or chunks of potatoes.


  • In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium fire, add onion, and sauté until it becomes soft and translucent.
  • Put the minced pork, season it with salt and pepper, and then cook for 15 to 30 minutes or until browned.
  • Add the cooked meat to the mashed potatoes and put the flavoring ingredients, mix well.


  • Divide the potato mixture into 12 balls (depending on the recipe size). Flatten each piece and shape it into balls.
  • Individually put the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs on a shallow plate.
  • Coat each ball of korokke with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.

Deep Frying

  • In a deep pot, over a medium fire, preheat the oil. Fry each piece for 1 to 2 minutes until the outer covering becomes golden brown. You may fry two to three balls at a time but make sure that it is not overcrowded.
  • You may serve the korokke as a side dish or snack.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:


Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 433mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Japanese Traditional Croquettes, Korokke Recipe, コロッケ
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Cooking tip for making Korokke

The amount of breadcrumbs needed may exceed depending on how much you coat each ball.

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What to serve with Korokke?

It is best to serve with shredded cabbage, some parsley on top, and tonkatsu sauce.

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