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Meaty Pork Croquettes

Meaty Pork Croquettes

Croquettes are sort of like snacks, but the beef you put in them can get pretty expensive. That's why I like to cook pork instead with butter and oyster sauce to give it a very rich and satisfying flavor. These are croquettes that go well with rice.

Ingredients: 8 croquettes

Potatoes
3 large (about 420 g)
Butter
10 g
Ground pork
100 g
Onion
1 small
Oyster sauce
2 teaspoons
Ketchup
1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
a pinch each
Flour
as needed
Egg
1
Panko
as needed

Steps

1. Chop the potatoes into about 12 pieces and soak in water. Put into a pan and pour enough water to cover them. Boil for about 10 minutes.
2. Mince the onion while the potatoes are boiling. If you're confident in working quickly, you should also work through Step 5 at this time.
3. When you can poke the potatoes through with a skewer, drain the hot water and let the excess moisture evaporate over high heat. (Make sure they don't burn!)
4. Add butter while the potatoes are still hot. Use a masher to mash the potatoes. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Mash them into your preferred consistency and texture.
5. Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan. Sauté the onion. Once translucent, add the ground meat and sauté.
6. Add oyster sauce and ketchup. Season with plenty of salt and pepper.
7. Combine the ingredients prepped in Step 5 with the potatoes in Step 4 and mix thoroughly. Form 8 balls.
8. Coat with flour, egg, and panko (in that order). Your hands won't get dirty if you pour the beaten eggs with a spoon and scoop the panko.
9. Flatten slightly as you coat with panko. With your hands, form into flat balls.
10. Deep-fry in 180℃ oil until golden brown to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been making these croquettes for a while now, because I wanted to eat some flavorful croquettes that go well with rice.