Makes 6 servings
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into about 1.5 inch disks
3/4 cups (about 1/2 onion), chopped finely
2 strips bacon, chopped finely
3 Tbsp heavy cream
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
Bring the potatoes to a boil in a medium pot. Boil until soft, about 5–6 mins. Test doneness by inserting a chopstick in the center.
Meanwhile, saute the bacon and onion in a small skillet over medium heat until the onions are translucent, about 5 mins.
Drain well and transfer the potatoes to a bowl. Mash the potatoes or use a potato ricer while still hot. Quickly add the onion and bacon and mix. Next, add the cream, salt, and pepper and mix.
Set up, each in a separate bowl, the flour, egg, and panko. Shape the potato mixture into small round ovals (how big and how many is up to you). Coat each lightly with the flour, then egg, then generously with the panko.
Heat a pot with oil for deep frying over medium heat. Fry at 350ºF until golden brown. Let drain on a paper towel serve with tonkatsu sauce.
bacon recipe source: Azusa, Humble Bean (@HumbleBean), March 2013