Sunday, December 2, 2012

Croquetas (Spanish croquettes)

- 1 tbsp Butter
- 2 tbsp Flour
- 2 glass Milk
- 2 Eggs
- Cheese pieces / Cooked meat / Ham
- Bread crumbs

Melt butter in a pan over medium heat, add butter and cook until golden.
Add milk & keep stirring under low (2-3/6) heat, preferably with a whip, until desired consistency. Mix should be lifting off the pan, sticking together.

Once done, immediately add cheese or desired mix, and a lightly beaten egg.
Spread over a large tray to let cool. In the meantime prepare 1 plate with beaten egg, and 1 plate with bread crumbs.

Once bechamel mixture has cooled down, roll into balls/cilinders, pass through egg, then into bread crumbs. *At this point the croquetas can be put in the freezer until needed. You must let them unfreeze prior to frying them (or you will have icy centers :P )*

Heat pan with frying oil until hot (6/6), fry croquetas turning them to achieve a nice golden brown color. Remove and set over a plate covered with kitchen towel paper (to absorve the excess oil). Serve hot :)

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