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Cheesy Japanese Potato Croquettes

The perfect crunchy cheesy snack with soft potato filling!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: easy, experience, foolproof, snack
Servings: 4


  • 2 large potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • 6 slices turkey breast (diced)
  • 1 green onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1.5 cups mozzarella (shredded/cubed)
  • 2 eggs (for dredging)
  • flour (for dredging)
  • panko crumbs (for dredging)


  • Boil potatoes until tender and mash it to your preferred texture. 
  • Add turkey, green onions and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Take about 1-2 tbsp and roll into a ball. Flatten it and add shredded/small cubed mozzarella to the middle and cover it with the edges of the flattened potato. Next shape it to your desired shape.
  • Crack 2 eggs in a bowl and beat it for the egg wash. Prepare flour and panko crumbs in two separate shallow containers.
  • Dredge in flour, egg wash and panko crumbs.
  • Fry in hot oil until golden brown in batches, flipping it halfway. 
  • Drain on paper towel and enjoy!


*You can use any meat you want and add anything else to it. Common ingredients are onions, veggies and seafood.
*Before you start frying, make sure the oil is not too hot otherwise you will burn your croquettes. Set the heat at medium or medium low, gradually letting it heat up the oil.