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Potato Croquette (Vegetarian)


I introduce you to “Simple Potato Croquette”. This is a great main dish for dinner and also a great snack for kids after school. The ingredients are potato and onion. Usually we add ground meat to the patties before frying in Japan, but when you don’t have any ground meat in the refrigerator or if you follow a vegetarian diet, you don’t need to add any meat. You can use sweet potato if you want. Just adjust the seasoning because sweet potato has a different taste from regular potato. Also you can add various ingredients, such as carrot, broccoli, spinach, corn, cheese, crab meat and so on.


Boil potatoes, sauté onions and mix well like mashing potatoes. Season with some salt and pepper.


Make into patties, flour, dip in beaten egg and dredge the patties in bread crumbs.


Fry. To store, put the patties in a plastic zipper bag and keep in the freezer. You can store before and after frying either way.

*Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Potato Croquette


Please do not drain the used oil in the sink. Put some kitchen papers in a can or a jar which you don’t need and pour the cooled used oil in. Throw it out as regular garbage.

Ingredients (about 8 pieces)

2 large Potatoes

1 Onion

¼ cup Flour

1 Egg

¾ cup Bread Crumbs

Salt and Pepper (for seasoning)

Water (for boiling potatoes)

Vegetables Oil (for cooking onion and frying croquettes)

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Potato Croquette


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

33 thoughts on “Potato Croquette (Vegetarian)

  1. I loved koroke when I lived in Japan. I don’t know what it was, but potato croquettes were delicious in Japan!

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  2. looks tasty
    & possibly
    simple enough 🙂

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  3. Looks really good, I also like the idea you have with the left over oil. I never deep fry anything particularly because I don’t want to dump it in the drain.

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    • Yes, I agree with you!!
      I don’t eat deep fried food so often but when I cook this with the oven, I realize how much I like deep fry crunchiness 🙂 You can use minimal oil to fry them because the ingredients are already cooked through. Also there are some products to make oil jell to through out. But my way is easier 😉

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  4. Sounds so delicious!!

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  5. I love this idea for the potatoes!

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  6. That looks absolutely delicious! I’m looking forward to trying it. Also, thank you so much for visiting our blog recently. I have followed you, and I hope you will follow us back if you haven’t already. Have a great week.

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  7. looks delicious. simple enough. I will try it~

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  8. I’m going to make these next week! They look so good and I’ve got some crab meat I can add (as you suggested). You have such wonderful recipes! Thank you!

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  9. The potato croquettes look insanely tasty! Yummm! I love them!

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  10. Looks delicious! I saved your recipe on Pinterest and will try it soon. Also will try with sweet potatoes.

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  11. This looks tasty! And it seems easy enough to modify to be vegan. Just replace the egg. Going on my list to try.

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  12. These are like aloo tikki made in India and i love them 😊

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  14. This looks delicious! Not that it needs it, but do you ever serve these with any sort of dipping sauce?

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