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Chicken Croquettes (Croquetas de Pollo) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Elys Mattar
Added: Saturday, July 18, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 boneless chicken breast
1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups milk
3 tbsp cracker meal
1 tbsp dry white wine
2 eggs well beaten
salt and pepper to taste
2 garlic cloves, finely shopped.
Finely ground cracker meal, salted to taste
Oil for deep frying.

Directions:
Directions:
Directions:
1. Boil chicken until tender, then drain water and allow chicken to cool.
2. Ground chicken and set it aside in a large bowl
3. Place flour in a large saute pan and slowly add milk, stirring constantly over medium heat.
4. Add butter and continue to stir until it reaches paste-like consistency. Remove it from heat and stir in 3 tbsp of cracker meal, salt pepper and garlic.
5. Sprinkle chicken with wine and add it to flour mixture. Mix well and refrigerate.
6. Once mixture is thoroughly chilled, rubbed a small amount of vegetable oil in the palm of your hand and make finger sized croquettes.
7. Dip each croquette first in egg, then in cracker meal; dip it a second time in egg and cracker meal before frying it.
8. Deep fry for several minutes until golden brown, but not over cooked.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
60 minutes

 

 

 

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