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What Is A Croquette And How To Make One

Croquettes are a popular dish in many countries, and they’re easy to make at home, too. This article has all the information you need to know about croquettes–what they are, how to make them, Spanish and Cuban croquettes to prepare for different types of meals, and more!

What is a croquette?

Croquettes are a French-based cuisine consisting of small, round balls of minced meat or poultry that are breaded and deep-fried. They can be served as an appetizer, main course, or side dish. Croquettes are most commonly made from minced beef, chicken, pork, lamb, or fish and can be seasoned with salt, pepper, herbs, spices, and other ingredients. They can be made for vegetarians as well with potatoes, vegetables and/or cheese.

Croquettes have been around for centuries and were first mentioned in the 15th century by a French cookbook author named Charles Perrault. In his book Le Maisonnier et ses ouvrages (The Housewife’s Adviser), Perrault describes croquettes as being ‘small pieces of meat or poultry which are rolled in flour and then fried.’ He goes on to say that croquettes can be served as an appetizer or main course and that they are often eaten hot with a dipping sauce.

It can be shaped into any number of different shapes, including balls, ovals, and even rings. The most common way to make a croquette is by forming the mixture into a cylinder and then frying them until they are golden brown.

What is a roux?

A roux is a simple and delicious French sauce made of butter, flour, and milk. It gives your food a nice richness and helps to thicken the sauce. Roux can be used in place of a gravy or as a dipping sauce for your favorite foods. A roux is the base of the filling for your croquette since it helps to bind the ingredients together. This make that you can form the croquette mixture into a firm shape, before frying it in hot oil.

To make a roux you will need:

Ingredients:

-1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
-1 cup all-purpose flour
-2 cups milk

How to prepare:

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
2. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
3. Add the milk and cook, stirring, until the roux is smooth and thickened.

Now you have the perfect base to make any type of croquette.

How to make croquettes

Today, croquettes can be found all over the world. They are popular in France where they are often served as an appetizer at restaurants or as part of a meal. In America, croquettes are often found at fast food restaurants. Croquettes can also be found at catering events where they are usually used to serve snacks or even desserts.

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Croquettes are a world classic dish that can be made with just about any meat or vegetable mixture.

Here, we’ll show you how to make croquettes with lamb, onion and potato.

Ingredients:

-1 pound lamb
-3 cups of roux
Add 1 onion, chopped
-1 potato, peeled and diced
-1 egg
-pinch of salt and black pepper
-all-purpose flour for dusting
-breadcrumbs for coating

How to prepare:

1. In a large skillet with some butter cook the lamb on high heat until it is browned.
2. Lower the heat an place the lid on the skilled and cook the lamb until it is tender and soft enough to be pulled or shredded.
3. In the same skillet, cook the onion and the diced potatoes and cook for 15 minutes more till the potatoes are soft enough to mash them.
4. Add the roux and mix together.
5. In a large bowl mix together the pulled lamb, roux, onion and mashed potatoes into a firm mixture. (If its not firm add some flour)
6. Let it cool for 5 minutes until its tepid warm.
7. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, salt and pepper.
8. Start shaping the mixture into cylinder formed croquettes. (or balls if preferred.)
9. Put some flour in a bowl and in a different bowls the breadcrumbs.
10. Coat the croquettes first in the flour.
11. Then in the whisked egg
12. And lastly in breadcrumbs.
13. Refrigerate the croquettes for 30 minutes before frying them in hot oil until golden brown.

How to make cheesy potato croquettes

Potato croquettes are a delicious, easy to make Frenchified potato dish. They can be made with any type of potato, including russet, Yukon Gold, or red potatoes. They can also be filled with anything you like, such as cheese, herbs, or vegetables. Here is our delicious recipe for cheesy potato croquettes.

Ingredients:

-2 large potatoes, peeled and grated
-1 cup cheese, shredded
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Add 1 egg, beaten
-1 cup flour
-1 cup bread crumbs
-2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil, divided

How to prepare:

1. Boil the potatoes until soft and mash them.
2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes and cheese. Mix well to combine.
3. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, salt and pepper.
4. Start shaping the potato cheese mixture into cylinder formed croquettes. (or balls if preferred.)
5. Put some flour in a bowl and in a different bowls the breadcrumbs.
6. Coat the croquettes first in flour.
7. Then in the whisked egg
8. And lastly in breadcrumbs.
9. Refrigerate the croquettes for 30 minutes or even overnight.
10. In a large skillet or saucepan over high heat, heat 1 cup of frying oil or oil of choice until hot. 11. Gently place the croquettes in the skillet and cook for 10 minutes until golden brown and cooked through (do not over cook).

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Serve warm with some mustard!

How to make chicken croquettes

If you love chicken croquettes, you will love this easy recipe! There is a lot of variation in croquettes, but most common ingredients include breadcrumbs, salt, onion, egg, and chicken. You can make croquettes with either ground chicken or fresh chicken breast. For the best results, use firmer meat so it doesn’t turn to mush when fried. This recipe we use pulled chicken for the best firmness.

Ingredients:

-1 pound fresh chicken breast
-3 cups of roux
-1 small onion, chopped
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-1 cup all-purpose flour (for coating)
-1/2 cup breadcrumbs (for coating)
-1 egg, beaten (for coating)
-vegetable oil for deep frying, or cooking in a skillet over medium heat

How to prepare:

1. Boil the chicken in some stock till its tender.
2. Shred the chicken using 2 forks.
3. Add the chicken and the pre-made roux and mix together into a firm mixture. (If its not firm add some flour)
4. Let it cool for 5 minutes until its tepid warm.
7. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, salt and pepper.
8. Start shaping the mixture into cylinder formed croquettes. (or balls if preferred.)
9. Put some flour in a bowl and in a different bowls the breadcrumbs.
10. Coat the croquettes first in the flour.
11. Then in the whisked egg
12. And lastly in breadcrumbs.
13. Refrigerate the croquettes for 30 minutes before frying them in hot oil until golden brown.
14. Preheat a deep fryer or skillet over medium heat.
15. Add enough oil to reach a depth of about 1 inch. Working in batches, add the chicken croquettes and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Enjoy them hot!

How to make cuban croquettes aka croquetas de jamón

Cuban croquettes (croquetas de jamón) are a popular street food in Cuba. They are made from a mixture of ground ham and a roux, which is then rolled into balls, coated with flour, egg and breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Jamón, or ham, is the most common type of meat used for croquettes, but they can also be made with chicken or beef. Cuban croquettes are often served with a dipping sauce, such as sriracha aioli or salsa verde. They are also popular as an appetizer or snack. Cubans often enjoy croquetas de jamón with a Cuba libre (rum and coke) or mojito cocktail.

Ingredients:

-1 pound ground ham
-3 cups roux
Add 1 cup all-purpose flour
-1 egg
-1 cup breadcrumbs
-2 garlic cloves minced
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon black pepper
-2 cups vegetable oil for frying

How to prepare:

1. In a large skillet cook the ground ham until its tender and almost crispy.
In a large bowl, combine ground ham, roux, some flour, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic and salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Roll mixture into 1-inch cigar shaped cylinders.
3.Coat the croquetas in flour, egg and breadcrumbs again.
4. In a large pan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Test by adding one croquet; it should sizzle when they it the hot oil. If it doesn’t, the oil isn’t hot enough.
5. Cook croquetas in batches if necessary until golden brown on both sides.

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Drain on paper towels. Serve with dipping sauces.

How to make croquette spanish style

Croquettes are a popular dish in Spain, and there are many different ways to make them. This particular version is made with shrimp.To make croquettes Spanish style, you will need:

Ingredients:

Add 1 cup breadcrumbs
– 1 cup flour
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
– 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
– 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
– 2 cloves garlic, minced

How to prepare:

1. First, mix the breadcrumbs, flour, salt, pepper and chili powder together in a bowl.
2. Then add enough olive oil or melted butter and flour to make a thick mixture.
3. Stir in the shrimp and garlic cloves until well coated.
4. Next, put the mixture into your hands and form small balls.
5. Place them on a lightly floured surface and roll them into thin croquettes.
6. In a fryer or a large skillet with frying oil, fry the croquettes until golden brown.

Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce or do as the Spanish do and dip them in aioli.

How to make salmon croquettes

Salmon is a common filling for croquettes, and this recipe shows you how to cook salmon in a croquette. First, you will need some salmon fillets. You can use fresh or frozen salmon, but frozen salmon is easiest since it doesn’t take as long to cook.

Ingredients:

-4 salmon fillets, cut into thin slices
-Salt and pepper
-Egg mixture (1 beaten egg and 1 cup breadcrumbs mixed together)
-Parmesan cheese
– 1 cup all purpose flour

How to prepare:

1. Season the slices of salmon with salt and pepper.
2. In a bowl, combine eggs, flour, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese.
3. Then, coat the salmon slices in the egg mixture.
4. Finally, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
5.Then, place the coated slices of salmon into the hot oil and cook for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown.

Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce!

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy appetizer that can be made in minutes, croquettes are the perfect solution. In this article, we have shown you how to make croquettes from scratch using simple ingredients and a few simple steps. Whether you are hosting a party or just want to whip up some quick snacks for yourself, these little bites of heaven are sure to please!