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Korokke Soba

Korokke (Japanese: コロッケ; [koꜜɾokke]) is the Japanese name for a deep-fried dish originally related to a French dish, the croquette. Korokke is made by mixing cooked chopped meat, seafood, or vegetables with mashed potato or white sauce, usually shaped like a flat patty, rolling it in wheat flour, eggs, and Japanese style breadcrumbs, then deep-frying this until brown on the outside.


In 1887, the French croquette was introduced to Japan. It is thought that the korokke using mashed potatoes was invented because dairy processing technology had not been popularized in Japan at that time.[1]

Korokke can be found in almost every supermarket and convenience store in Japan and enjoyed for its taste and its low cost. [2]


There are numerous types of korokke depending on the main ingredient or the ingredient mixed and they are generally named (ingredient) Korokke.

Korokke are sometimes sold wrapped in paper. They may also be used as a topping for other dishes. When sandwiched between two slices of bread, they are called korokke pan (pan being bread in Japanese), or korokke sando. Gurakoro is a product introduced by the Japanese MacDonald's which is made by sandwiching guratan korokke.

See also

  • Corn fritters
  • Croquette – small breadcrumbed fried food roll
  • Falafel – Traditional Egyptian food: deep-fried balls of ground chickpeas or fava beans.
  • Fritter – Fried pastry usually consisting of a portion of batter with a filling
  • Ganmodoki – Tofu fritter made with vegetables
  • Goroke
  • Hushpuppy – Deep-fried savory food made from cornmeal batter
  • Knish – Ashkenazi Jewish baked or fried snack food consisting of a filling covered with dough
  • List of deep fried foods – Wikipedia list article
  • Pakora – Fritter from the Indian subcontinent
  • Samosa – Fried or baked pastry with a savoury filling
  • Tater tots – Cylindrical pieces of deep-fried grated potatoes
  • Tempura – Japanese dish of battered deep-fried fish or vegetables
  • Vada – Category of savoury fried snacks from India
  • Veggie burger – Hamburger-like sandwich made from vegetables


  1. ^ "Korokke no Rekishi (The history of Korokke)".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-12. Retrieved 2015-10-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Curry Korokke". Japanesefood.about.com. 2009-04-10. Archived from the original on 2012-11-18. Retrieved 2012-11-17.