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Curried Potato croquettes

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes (including boiling the potatoes)


2 Servings



About the Recipe

Did you love potato croquettes when you were a child? I certainly did. They were a treat in Japan where usually the potato is mixed with some minced pork for richness making these little babies a meal in themselves. When I make them nowadays, I spice them up with some curry flavours and they're all the better for it!


400g potatoes

1.5 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 onion (70g)

120g minced pork

1-1.5 tbsp curry powder*

a little pepper

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp tomato ketchup

25 g butter

40g plain flour

1 egg, beaten

50g panko breadcrumbs

veg oil for deep frying 

some kitchen paper


peel & cut the potatoes into 1cm slices

put into a pan with 1 tsp of salt, bring to the boil and cook for 10 mins or until softened, then drain and set aside

finely chop the onion, heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan, fry for 1 min

add the minced pork & curry powder and fry for 1 min

season with 1/2 tsp salt & a little pepper, sugar & ketchup and fry until the pork is cooked

mash the cooked potato & butter, add the pork mixture to and mix together

divide the potato mixture into 4 pieces, take 1/4 of the mixture and use your hands to form into a large croquette, repeat to make 3 more croquettes

coat each croquette with plain flour, then dip into the beaten egg and coat well with the panko breadcrumbs

heat 2 cm of veg oil to 170C, deep fry the croquettes until golden brown, turning over a couple of times to get a uniform golden colour

serve with a green salad

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