Half a bag of shredded imitation crab for salads (60g)
Onions (finely chopped)
Easy melting cheese
1 1/2 tablespoon
● Chicken stock granules
● Garlic powder
a small amount
Olive oil, flour, salt & pepper
to your liking
Peel the potatoes, cut into 5 mm width pieces, and wash off the excess starch with water. Lay out the cut potatoes in a plastic bag make sure they don't overlap each other.
Cook in the microwave at 500 to 600w for about 5 minutes or so. Once soft take out of the bag and put into a bowl and smash while still warm.
Finely chop the onion but don't wash them with water as it's only a small amount (but you can soak the slices in water if you're concerned about the onion being too spicy).
Add the ● ingredients once the potatoes have cooled down.
Mix well and then add the crab, cheese and onion.
Break off into 4 cakes and round each off while flattening it a bit.
Cover lightly with flower.
Put some olive or vegetable oil in a fry pan and cook the croquettes.
They're done once nice and golden brown.
They're even good cold so feel free to make small ones for bento.
Don't touch them for a while after putting them in the frying pan.
It's easier to flip them using a spatula rather than chopsticks.
Story Behind this Recipe
This was entered into a contest. I usually use canned crab or prawn. But this time I tried using shredded imitation crab for salad and that gave it bold umami flavor that tasted great.
I used easy melting cheese but you can use sliced or processed cheese. Whatever you have available in your home. The recipe only uses a little bit of onion so I don't wash it in water. I think leaving a little bit of that bitter taste makes it taste good.