Saturday, June 4, 2016

Chicken Croquettes

Chicken Croquettes

Chicken croquettes are tempting delicacy that can be served as fun finger foods in kids parties or as an appetizer/ snacks. It is deep fried breaded meat patties. You can make it with left over chicken,meat,fish or potatoes.Along with chicken/meat Béchamel sauce/white sauce is added to this recipe. This sauce is a mixture of butter,flour and milk.This recipe will make around twelve to fourteen croquettes. Give this recipe a try,you will surely love it.

Chicken- 1 lb
Onion- 1 small
Garlic 2 cloves
Pepper powder-to taste
salt to taste
Ground thyme- a pinch
Ground nutmeg and clove- a pinch
Chopped parsley- 2 tsp
Lemon juice-a few drops

For the white sauce
Milk/3/4 cup
Cream-1/4 cup
Butter-  3 tbs
Chicken stock - 1/4 cup (optional)
All purpose flour- 3 tsp

Bread Crumbs- 3/4 cup
Egg whites- 2
Flour- 1/2 cup
Oil for frying

To make the sauce,heat a pan and add butter, when it melts add the flour and cook the butter and flour in low flame, till the raw flavor disappears and  the flour changes color. Do not allow it to brown up. Add chicken stock, milk and cream and whisk till it thickens to sauce consistency. Switch off the flame.

Cook chicken along with salt and pepper powder. You can also use left over cooked chicken.Once cool add  chicken,white sauce,onion, garlic,lemon juice,ground thyme,nutmeg and clove ,chopped parsley into a food processor. Process till it turns into a course and crumbly mixture. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

Beat egg whites in a bowl. Spread bread crumbs on a plate and flour in another plate.
Take the chicken mixture and make small balls and using your palm flatten into patties. Dip first into flour and then in egg whites and then roll on bread crumbs and set aside for another ten minutes. You can put it back in the fridge till you are ready to fry.
Heat one and half cup of oil in a pan. Fry 4 to five croquettes at a time. Fry for 3-4 minutes or  till both sides are evenly brown. Serve with  mashed potatoes, vegetables, cream sauce/aioli sauce or any sauce of your choice.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


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