Korokke - Japanese croquette recipe


Korokke is the name given in Japanese for a fried dish originally related to a French dish, the croquet. O korokke was introduced to the Japanese menu in 1887 and in this article we are going to talk about some curiosities about this dish and its recipe.

Japanese croquette is usually served with sauce and accompanied by a thinly sliced coleslaw and gohan Japanese rice, but it can also be served as an appetizer.

Getting to know Japanese croquette

Japanese croquette is made of potato dough and ground and fried meat. This food is present in obento, recipes and is sold in convenience stores and markets across Japan for less than 200 yen.

O korokke it is like many Japanese dishes, has an original flavor presenting the cultural richness of Japan, as well as being simple, easy and cheap to make. The best of all is to eat a freshly made Japanese croquette, it is priceless.


O korokke is similar to the tonkatsu, it can also be eaten individually or in everyday meals, and it can also be an elaborate and refined dish for special occasions.

As always, the Japanese impress with their choice of spices and flavors. What differentiates Japanese and French kibble is its crispness made from panko flour and the use of sauce, not to mention the other original ingredients.

Korokke - curiosities and recipe of Japanese croquette

Types and varieties of Korokke

Korokke are sometimes sold wrapped in paper. They can also be used as a cover for other dishes. When pressed between two slices of bread, they are called pan korokke, or sando korokke.

There are several types of korokke, we are more used to seeing those of American styles, the Americans in this case, would be the famous nugget, both have a great flavor and a unique crunchy.

  • Potato - who uses potatoes
  • Meat - made with ground beef
  • Tuna - with tuna
  • Yasai (vegetable) - made with mixed vegetables
  • Curry - curry flavor
  • Kabocha - made with pumpkins
  • Cream - with white sauce
  • Guratan - with white sauce and pasta
Korokke - curiosities and recipe of Japanese croquette

Korokke recipe

Below we will see a recipe for korokke, or Japanese croquette. I hope you enjoyed the article, if you liked it share and leave your comments. Have you had a chance to eat this beautiful dish? If not, it is your chance to prepare it at home.


Ingredients for making Japanese kibble:

  • 5 potatoes
  • Panko or breadcrumbs (coarse) to bread
  • 200g ground beef
  • Salt, Oil, Black pepper and Nutmeg to taste
  • 1 onion not too big
  • 1 egg
  • Wheat flour to bread

How to prepare Japanese croquette:

  • Wash the potatoes and steam them until tender.
  • Peel and mash the baked potatoes while they are hot
  • Cut the onion into small pieces and sauté in butter until golden brown
  • Add ground beef
  • Sauté, seasoning with salt, black pepper and nutmeg
  • Mix the braised minced meat with the mashed potatoes
  • When the dough is cold, divide and make the cookies in the desired shape
  • Pass the dumplings in the wheat flour, then in the beaten egg and in the breadcrumbs;
  • Fry them in hot oil until golden brown

Videos teaching how to make Japanese Croquette