Peel the kabocha squash. Remove the seeds and cut into 3 cm cubes.
Put kabocha squash onto a heatproof dish lined with paper towels. Microwave for 5 minutes.
Mash the squash while it's hot. Combine with the ◯ ingredients and mix. Coat with flour, egg, and panko in this order. Deep-fry until golden brown.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make croquettes using kabocha squash for my mother who's a kabocha-lover.
Add a little honey to bring out the natural sweetness of kabocha. When you microwave the kabocha over paper towels, it'll absorb the excess water, and make it fluffy. Leave the mashed kabocha aside and let cool slightly before forming patties.