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Baked Croquettes with Bacon, Corn & Cheese

Baked Croquettes with Bacon, Corn & Cheese

I made TANITA Corp. style (see Story...) baked croquettes using ingredients that kids love, in a oven. They are so easy to make and healthy too.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Potatoes
2 large
Corn
4 heaping tablespoons
Sliced cheese
2 slices
Bacon
4 half lengths
☆ Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon
☆ Milk
2 tablespoons
☆ Condensed milk (or sugar)
1 teaspoon
☆ Coarsely ground black pepper
a small amount
Butter
5 g
Oil
1 tablespoon
Panko
1 cup - 200ml

Steps

1. Cut the potatoes into 3 cm cubes, soak them in a bowl of water, and drain. Add the potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap loosely, and microwave at 700W for about 5 and a half minutes.
2. Let the potatoes sit for about 5 minutes and mash them with the back of a fork until crumbly.
3. Cut the bacon into 1.5 cm cubes. Melt the butter in a skillet, and sauté the bacon carefully so that you don't burn it. * Don't wipe out the skillet when you're done.
4. In a large bowl, combine all the ☆ ingredients. Add the Step 2 ingredients, the corn and the Step 3 bacon with the fat, and mix well.
5. Cut the cheese into 1 cm dice. You can cut the cheese neatly by pressing knife against the plastic wrap. This way, the cheese will not stick to the knife.
6. Add the cheese into the Step 4 mixture. Flip over the cheese wrap, and it should come out separated into the bowl without clumping up.
7. Divide the Step 6 mixture into 8 equal pieces and form them into round patties.
8. Heat the skillet from Step 3 over medium heat, add a little oil and sauté the panko until golden brown.
9. Coat the Step 7 patties with the sautéed panko by pressing the panko onto the patties.
10. Line up the Step 9 croquettes on a baking sheet, and bake in a toaster oven for about 15 minutes.
11. Once they are done, transfer onto a plate, while prying off the melted cheese from the baking sheet as you go with a spatula.
12. They are done. They are good even when they get cold.

Story Behind this Recipe

My parents sent me a lot of potatoes, so I made potato croquettes imitating TANITA restaurant's baked kabocha squash croquettes recipe.
(TANITA a company that makes body scales and other scales, is also famous for providing healthy lunch menus in office cafeterias.)