Sweet potato croquettes

Sweet potato croquettes
2 cups cooked sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 eggs, beaten + 1/2 tablespoon water
2 cups Japanese panko breadcrumbs
2-3 cups canola oil for frying

Combine all ingredients except those for coating.
Chill sweet potato mixture for at least 2 hours.
Remove from fridge and roll into 1" balls.
Dredge sweet potato balls in panko.
Dip sweet potato balls in beaten egg wash.
Dredge sweet potato balls in panko again for a nice crust.
Heat oil and when hot, add sweet potato balls to fry.
Fry until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.

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