Croquette Ingredients

I was making croquettes (krokets, croquetas) the other day; these are the ingredients (left to right):

  • eggs
  • Iberian ham (front) (really seriously delicious stuff)
  • bread crumbs (back)
  • olive oil
  • sunflower oil
  • butter (also in the little plastic tub)
  • flour
  • onions
  • milk (whole, none of the skimmed muck for me)
Also needed but not pictured is salt, pepper and some nutmeg.

This was to make about 150 of them so there's more volume than would be used in the average recipe.

When it come right down to it these croquettes are a thick bechemal sauce, mixed with some meat for flavour, and then rolled in bread crumbs and then fried. Simple and delicious. A common snack in Spain and the Netherlands.

Simple everyday things you have around the house - except for the ham of course (although we usually have some on hand; but we're in Spain).

These are the same ingredients - somewhat later.

Recipe to follow

1 comment:

Shalee said...

I've never had croquettes, but all the fixings sound delicious. I'll await the recipe.