Childhood Potato Croquettes

Have you had Japanese Potato Croquettes? Many Japanese Restaurants here in Denver, they serve pre manufacture made frozen Potato Croquettes. You’ll see, if the croquettes shape like a football, and perfectly shaped, it is pre manufacture made frozen Potato Croquettes.

Japanese Potato Croquettes are not difficult to make but definitely tedious process. So I remember when my mother made ones for dinner, it was special to me. And usually she made comments like “I hate making Potato Croquettes, the frying oil makes me sick…” and so on… 🙁 ahahahahahaha…..

Well, it is worth making one, the home made Potato Croquettes are juicy, soft, and creamy. I bet every family has a different recipe, but I am making one that I remember from my childhood.

1. 10 Small Yellow Potatos
2. 1/2 lb Ground Pork
3. 1 Medium Yellow Onion Diced
Diced Onion
4. 1 Cup Frozen Green Peas
Frozen Green Peas
5. 2 Tablespoon Salt (I use Sea Salt)
6. 1 Tablespoon White Pepper
7. 1 Egg beaten
Egg Wash
8. 1 Cup Flour
9. 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
10. Canola Oil, enough to fill pan 1/2-inch and plus 1 Tablespoon

1. Peel the Potato and boil it till it becomes tender, and mash.
Small Yellow Potato Mashed Yellow Potato
2. In the medium size skillet, add 1 Tablespoon of canola oil and saute e Ground Pork and Onion. This is a side note but I just wanna say I love my Global Knife. Check out the Global Website for the product line.
Ground Pork Ground Pork and Diced Onion
3. Add Salt and Pepper for the taste.
4. Add Frozen Green Peas to the Pork Mixture and mix well. (Careful not mash the Green Peas)
Ground Pork Diced Onion and Green Peas
5. Add the Pork Mixture to the Mashed Potato and mix well.
Mashed Potato with Meat Mixture
6. Using an ice cream scoop to shape the Potato Mixture.
7. Roll through flour, dip in the beaten egg, and roll through Panko Bread Crumbs.
Flour Egg Wash and Panko Croquettes before fried
8. Fry each Croquette in Shallow Canola Oil until brown on all sides.
Canola Oil Frying in Progress

The Potato Croquettes, this is what I remember from my childhood.
Potato Croquettes
My mother served the Potato Croquettes with Worcester sauce and small side salad. Next day, you can make the Potato Croquettes Sandwich… Yummy… 🙂

It takes less than one hour to make this my childhood memory Potato Croquettes but the process was definitely tedious. Though when you bite into the just fried Potato Croquettes, you’ll be glad that you made it and you’ll forget about all the process you went through!

Happy Cooking!!
Mrs. H

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