Mess-free Taro Croquettes

Mess-free Taro Croquettes

The secret to preventing the croquette from sticking to your hands is in the shape of the croquette. These bites are with mashed taro root.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Taro root
1/2 cube
Ground chicken
100 g
a pinch
a pinch
as needed
Beaten egg
as needed
as needed
Oil for deep frying


1. Without peeling the taro, wrap in plastic wrap and microwave until softened, or boil in a pot. The peels should slip off easily (they're hot so be careful).
2. Mince the onions and stir fry with the ground chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Place the taro in between two sheets of plastic wrap and crush with your palms. Put a tablespoon of the meat mixture into the middle of each. Using plastic wrap, form the taro root into balls.
4. Coat in flour, then a beaten egg, then finally with panko, and deep-fry at 180°C. Squeeze whatever sauce you prefer and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

The taro root croquettes I had once for lunch were so good, I decided to recreate them.