Japanese Potato Croquettes

Ingredients ( Serves 4 )
・3-4 potatoes (approx. 500 g)
・½ onion (approx. 120 g)
・1 teaspoon vegetable oil (for frying the onion) (5ml)
・Salt & pepper to taste
・Vegetable oil for frying the croquettes

For the breadcrumb coating
・Flour as appropriate
・1 egg
・1 tablespoon water (15ml)
・Approx. 1 cup breadcrumbs

How to cook
1.Peel and cube potatoes into 3 cm pieces: simmer in water over low heat for 15-20 minutes until tender.
2.Finely dice onions and fry in 1 teaspoon of oil until lightly colored: season with salt and pepper.
3.Drain potatoes, and mash in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and add the fried onion: mix well.
4.Divide the mixture into 8 portions while it is still a little hot. Shape into flat, oval-shaped cakes approx. 1 cm thick. Roll the cakes in flour, beaten egg to which some water has been added and then the breadcrumbs.
5.Heat oil to approx. 175°C and fry for approx. 1 min.

Courtesy of Akiko Watanabe from NHK World “Let’s Cook Japanese”


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