Sweet Kabocha Squash Croquettes

Sweet Kabocha Squash Croquettes

Do you want to experience the sweetness of kabocha?
The rich flavor of kabocha alone make these croquettes truly delightful.

Ingredients: 12 croquettes

Kabocha squash
as needed
Beaten egg
1 egg
as needed
Vegetable oil
Poured about 1 cm from the base of a frying pan.


1. Chop up kabocha into even pieces and steam for 15 - 20 minutes.
2. Mash the steamed kabocha and cool.
3. Mix with your hands and form 4 cm diameter and 1 cm thick round patties.
4. Coat the round patties in flour, egg, and then panko.
5. Heat oil in a frying pan. Test the oil by dropping panko into the pan. If it immediately rises to the surface, gently drop in the croquettes.
6. On a slightly low-medium heat, fry each side until golden brown.
7. Sprinkle salt equivalent to 1% of the weight of kabocha on the kabocha before steaming to heighten the sweetness (for example, if the kabocha weighs 100 g, use 1 g of salt).

Story Behind this Recipe

I created this dish to bring out the flavors of the ingredients.