Korokke are often served as a side dish in winter holiday meals, especially during Christmas. It is a rather versatile dish as you can fill them with ground meat, veggies, really anything that your heart desires. The only rule is that they must be coated in breadcrumbs and then fried. Today’s recipe showcases korokke that includes salty bacon and gooey cheese wrapped in mashed potato, sinful but delicious!
Ingredients (30 pieces):
- 1.2 kg potatoes (cut into cubes)
- 8 tbsp butter unsalted
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 large egg
- 6 slices bacon chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped
- 120 g cheddar cheese (cut in cubes)
- 120 g provolone cheese (cut in cubes)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil for frying
- Place potatoes in a large pot and fill it with cold water, enough to fully cover the potatoes. Add about 1 tsp of salt to the water and stir. Bring potatoes to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium and cook for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender.
- In the meantime fry the bacon until crispy.
- Drain the potatoes and add them to a large bowl. Add the butter, salt, pepper, milk, egg and mash using a potato masher. Stir in the bacon and parsley.
- Prepare 3 shallow plates, one with the flour, one with the eggs beaten and one with the breadcrumbs. You can season the eggs and flour with more salt and pepper. For a bit of a smokiness flavour, you could add some smoked paprika to the flour.
- Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out enough mashed potatoes to roll it into a golf ball size portion. Flatten it in your hand and place a cheese cube in the centre. Wrap the mashed potato around the cheese, and you can either form it in a ball or a cylinder shape. Place on a plate or cutting board and repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Roll the croquettes first into the flour, then dip them in the beaten egg and finally roll them through the breadcrumbs, making sure they are completely covered. Place them on a plate or tray until ready to fry.
- Add vegetable oil to a pot so that it’s at least a couple of inches deep and heat it over medium-high heat.
- Fry these in batches and only fry about 4 or 5 at a time, it also depends on how big your pot is. Place them on a towel-lined bowl to cool a little. Enjoy!
With this recipe, you can now enjoy some delicious homemade Korokke with your loved ones! If you love potato dishes, try making Potato Gratin, or Loaded Potato Skin with our recipes. Or if you find it a hassle to prepare your own dishes, you can always order well-prepped meals via foodpanda and have them delivered to you right to your doorstep.