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Kani Cream Korokke with Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups cooked and mashed potatoes
- 1 can crab meat (6 oz)
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Special equipment needed:
- Large mixing bowl
- Frying pan
- Slotted spoon
- Paper towels

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, crab meat, chopped mushrooms, and chopped onion. Mix well.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and milk until smooth.

3. Pour the flour mixture into the potato mixture and stir until well combined.

4. Add the panko breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and black pepper to the mixture. Mix well.

5. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

6. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, form the potato mixture into small balls and flatten them slightly to form patties.

7. Place the patties in the frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

8. Use a slotted spoon to remove the patties from the pan and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

9. Serve hot and enjoy!

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Medium heat
Serving size:
Makes 12-15 patties

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 120
Total fat: 6g
Saturated fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 25mg
Sodium: 200mg
Total carbohydrates: 12g
Dietary fiber: 1g
Sugar: 1g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of crab meat, you can use canned tuna or cooked shrimp.
- Instead of mushrooms, you can use chopped bell peppers or corn kernels.

- Add chopped green onions or parsley to the potato mixture for extra flavor.
- Use different types of breadcrumbs, such as seasoned or gluten-free.
- Add a dash of hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce to the potato mixture for a spicy kick.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to drain the crab meat well before adding it to the potato mixture.
- Use a cookie scoop to form the patties for consistent size and shape.
- If the potato mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs to thicken it up.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, place the patties on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the patties on a bed of lettuce or with a side salad for a light and refreshing meal.
- Garnish with chopped parsley or green onions for a pop of color.

- Serve with a side of steamed vegetables or roasted potatoes.
- Pair with a crisp white wine or light beer.

Suggested side dishes:
- Steamed broccoli
- Roasted sweet potatoes
- Grilled asparagus

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the patties are falling apart in the frying pan, add more breadcrumbs to the potato mixture to help bind it together.
- If the patties are too dry, add a splash of milk to the potato mixture to moisten it up.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the patties to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure they are safe to eat.
- Store leftover patties in the refrigerator and consume within 3 days.

Food history:
- Korokke is a popular Japanese dish that originated from the French croquette. It is typically made with mashed potatoes and a variety of fillings, such as meat, seafood, or vegetables.

Flavor profiles:
- Creamy, savory, and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main dish.

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Region: Japanese

Taste: Savory, Creamy, Umami, Earthy, Rich