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Spanish Croquetas Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Julie Hyland
Added: Monday, September 21, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs
nutmeg
1/3 lb ham, diced
salt

Directions:
Directions:
Warm oil in frying pan over medium-low heat. Do not get too hot. Remove pan from heat and add flour. Stir with wooden spoon until it becomes a paste.

Return pan to heat and add milk, little by little, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth. Add small amount of nutmeg to taste, pinch of salt, and ham. Cook in pan over medium heat until mixture is stiff - don't stop stirring! When stiff, spoon into bowl and set aside to cool.

When mixture is cooled, Form into small oval shapes. Dip each croqueta into beaten egg and then into breadcrumbs, coating evenly. Place croqueta on plate until all are prepared.

(At this point you can refrigerate or freeze for later use, or fry immediately.)

Heat olive oil in pan (enough oil to cover croquetas). When hot, add croquetas and fry until golden and crispy. Remove and set on paper towel to absorb excess oil. Serve hot.

Varieties: Croquetas can be made with almost anything - bacon, cheese, tuna, cooked chicken, fish

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Another of Jorge's sister, Marina's, favorites.

 

 

 

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