Vegetarian Korokke - Japanese Potato Croquettes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Korokke are Japanese Croquettes, most commonly made with meat and potatoes. This is a basic recipe, but other vegetables may be used. Vegetables like leafy greens or mushrooms with a very high water content should be cooked and have the excess moisture squeezed out before adding to the batter. Vegetarian burger crumbles or bacon-flavored tempeh like "fakin bakin" are both very good in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into medium chunks. Boil potatoes until soft. Drain and mash potatoes with a potato masher or fork. Saute onion and burger crumbles in a medium skillet. Mix mashed potatoes and onion and crumbles in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. When cool enough to handle form into small, flat, oval-shaped patties. Coat each piece with flour. Dip in beaten egg, and coat with panko breadcrumbs. Fry in 350 degrees F oil until golden brown.