Umami-Filled Imitation Crab Croquettes

Umami-Filled Imitation Crab Croquettes

Also good with cheese-filled imitation crab.
These fried croquettes will fill you right up.
Healthy with lots of umami (savory) flavor. Goes with wine.

Ingredients: 2 servings ・4 to 6 pieces

2 (medium size, 200g)
Crab kamaboko
Half a bag of shredded imitation crab for salads (60g)
Onions (finely chopped)
20 g
Easy melting cheese
30 g
● Milk
1 1/2 tablespoon
● Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons
● Butter
1 teaspoon
● Chicken stock granules
2 pinches
● Garlic powder
a small amount
Olive oil, flour, salt & pepper
to your liking


1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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).
4. Add the ● ingredients once the potatoes have cooled down. Mix well and then add the crab, cheese and onion.
5. Break off into 4 cakes and round each off while flattening it a bit.
6. Cover lightly with flower.
7. Put some olive or vegetable oil in a fry pan and cook the croquettes. They're done once nice and golden brown.
8. They're even good cold so feel free to make small ones for bento.
9. 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.