Our Family's Sweet Potato Croquettes

Our Family's Sweet Potato Croquettes

These croquettes are a family favorite. It's a simple but satisfying dish, thanks to the ground pork.


Sweet potatoes
Ground pork
100 g
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a pinch each
Flour, panko
as needed
Oil for deep frying
as needed


1. Peel the sweet potato. Chop in small pieces and soak in water. Drain water and put in heatproof container, then cover with plastic wrap to microwave until soft.
2. Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan. Stir-fry pork and season with salt and pepper.
3. Mash the sweet potatoes while hot. Combine with pork and mix well.
4. Form into flat patties. Coat thinly with katakuriko. Dredge in beaten eggs and coat with panko.
5. Deep-fry until golden brown. They should be done as soon as they're browned on the outside since the inside is already cooked.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother used to make these quite often.
At my parent's place, they preferred ground chicken, but our family prefers ground pork because my husband loves heavy meals.