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Oven baked Sweet Potato Korokke

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

Japanese potato korokke are frequently on my menu of things to make but sometimes I like to mix it up a little bit. So, for this recipe I oven bake instead of deep frying the korokke and I use a sweet potato - I think you'll agree that this really works!


350g / 12oz sweet potato

1/2 onion, peeled

1 tbsp of vegetable oil

120g / 4 oz minced beef

1 tsp of cumin powder

salt & pepper

2 tsp of dried parsley

1 medium egg

30g / 1oz plain flour

40g / 1.5 oz Panko breadcrumbs

for oven baking:

2 - 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Oven setting 220 C / 430 F (fan)

for drizzling 

Bull-dog brown sauce 


peel the sweet potato, then slice, cut into chunks and place in a large saucepan

cover the sweet potato with cold water.  bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 mins or until the chunks have softened

test the sweet potato to make sure they are cooked, then drain

slice and dice the onion

heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a small frying pan. add the onion and stir for about 1 minute. next, add the minced beef. stir again for 1 minute

add the cumin powder, salt & pepper and stir fry until the beef is cooked

put the drained sweet potato into a bowl and mash it well

add the cooked minced beef mixture and dried parsley and mix everything well

divide the mixture into 4 equal pieces

break the egg into a small bowl. beat and set aside

now put 1 tsp of vegetable oil on the palms of your hands, so that the potato beef mixture won’t stick

take 1/4 of the potato beef mixture and form it into a rough round korokke. next, dip it into a bowl of the flour and form into a  slightly flat round shape.  dip your korokke into the beaten egg, then roll in the panko breadcrumbs until it is coated well

repeat to create 3 more korokke

heat your oven (fan) to 220 C/ 430 F. brush a small baking tray with oil and place the korokke onto the tray.  next,  lightly brush each korokke with a coating of vegetable oil

put the korokke into your oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly brown

serve with some salad and just before eating, drizzle generously with brown sauce 

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