Izakaya-style Tsukune Patties

Izakaya-style Tsukune Patties

These are extremely juicy, soft, and fluffy tsukune patties. Eat them piping hot with lots of sauce!!

Ingredients: 2 people

Ground chicken breast
200 g
Nagaimo yam
1 tablespoon
Green onions
2 tablespoons
Grated ginger
1 teaspoon
Beaten egg
1/2 teaspoon
a small amount
1 tablespoon
3 tablespoons
●Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon


1. Finely chop the onions and green onions. Grate the nagaimo yams. Mix all of the ingredients except for those marked with ●. Keep kneading and rolling the ingredients around until they all stick together. Let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge.
2. Add oil to a heated pan, mold the tsukune patties, and cook on both sides.
3. Once the tsukune patties have cooked through, add in the ingredients marked with ●, and coat the patties. They are finished once the sauce has thickened.
4. Skewer the patties when transferring to plates, and eat it covered with lots of sauce. Add shichimi spice if you'd like.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat juicy tsukune patties, and when I added nagaimo yams, they turned out to be extremely delicious. I used green onions, but Japanese leeks work as well. These don't harden even after they cool, so try frying smaller balls and add to your bento.