When we barbecue chicken in the Weber grill, we often make baked sweet potato. My wife mashes it and seasons it with butter and soy sauce. We had some of this mashed sweet potato and barbecued chicken left over from our last barbecue. I came up with this dish as leftover control.
I served these croquets with Montparnasse cauliflower,blanched broccoli, shredded cabbage and skinned thinly sliced tomato arranged to look like a rose flower. I served Tonkatsu sauce and Japanese hot mustard on the side.
The amount below makes about 4 croquets.
Mashed sweet potato: about 1 cup
Onion: small or half of a medium, finely chopped
Chicken: cooked thigh meat, finely chopped about 1/2 cup
Panko bread crumbs:
Curry powder (optional)
I sautéed the onion until soft in light olive oil, added the chicken, curry powder. I let it cool down a bit and mixed it with the mashed sweet potato. I made 4 flat oval shaped discs. I dredged them in flour, egg water and Panko bread crumbs. I placed them in the refrigerator for several hours before frying.
This time I deep fried the croquets in 350F vegetable oil, for 2-3 minutes turning once (all the ingredients are cooked so you just want to make a crunchy crust). I could also have "shallow" fried them.
For leftover control, this is not bad at all.