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Sweet potato croquettes!

Five years ago, I had a sweet potato croquette when I selected some random foodstuffs in the curry-udon restaurant we ate in Tokyo. Ever since, I have wanted to make sweet potato croquettes myself. With my new-found frying skills, it was time to try this out -- people were enthousiastic when I suggested this as a side-dish on new year's eve, and obviously we had to know if it was tasty or not before we serve this to our guests, right?

Yesterday, we bought three sweet potatoes from the toko, peeled and cut and boiled them. Then I mashed them, and added butter, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. This had to cool down overnight in the fridge.
So today we formed patties, rolled the patties around in the panko, then in beaten egg, then in the panko again -- and then it was into the hot oil!


Frying in progress. Note the croquettes from an earlier batch in the background.


Dish with the finished croquettes. Some are more golden brown than the others... When this picture was made, I had another four croquettes frying, so we had more than you see here.


The result. It totally tasted like I remember -- delicious! As a variation, we might mix in some vegetables next time: little pieces of carrot or peas -- but not for new year's eve, because of food allergies of our guests.

So, yes, total success. Took a lot of panko, though. And next time, we'll use our deep fryer for this, because that maintains a constant temperature and will prevent the croquettes picking up burned panko flakes -- ought to yield an even better result!
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