Breadfruit Croquettes


This recipe for ‘Ulu croquettes is legendary in Hana, Maui thanks to the Hana Hotel’s former Executive Chef, John Cox.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Author: Chef John Cox


  • Sauté Pan
  • Baking Tray


  • 3 lbs. 'Ulu (Roasted, Peeled, and Chopped - Preferably Roasted Underground In An Imu)
  • 3 Maui Onions (Sliced and Caramelized)
  • 7 Garlic Cloves (Finely Chopped and Sautéed)
  • 2 Tbs. Thyme (Chopped)
  • 2 Tbs. Rosemary (Chopped)
  • 4 Tbs. Parsley (Chopped)
  • 2 lbs. Kalua Pork (Shredded)
  • 1 Qt. Heavy Cream (Reduced to 1 Cup)
  • 1 Cup Aioli
  • Cups Braising Liquid or Stock
  • 1 Cup Melted Butter (Plus More For Sautéing)
  • Salt (To Taste)
  • Pepper (To Taste)
  • Panko Breadcrumbs


  • Combine all ingredients except panko, mold by hand into palm-sized croquettes.
  • Roll croquettes in panko that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Sauté in a pan with butter until browned.
  • Finish by baking in an oven at 300 for 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!