Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spanish Croquetas


  • 1tsp spoon of olive oil
    2 tsp spoons of flour
    1cup of milk
    1 Egg
    1/4 cup of bread crumbs
    5 oz of ham, cut into small pieces (or ground)


  1. Put the oil in a frying pan and warm it. 
  2. Once the oil is warm (but before it is so hot that smoke rises from it) remove the pan from the heat and add the flour to the oil. 
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon until it becomes a paste.
  4. Place the pan on the heat again and add the milk, little by little, stirring the mixture all the time until it is cooked and even. 
  5. Add the nutmeg, a pinch of salt and the ham. 
  6. Cook in the pan until the mixture is stiff, continuously stirring.
  7. Spoon mixture into a bowl and let it cool. 
  8. Beat the egg. 
  9. Once the mixture is cool, make small portions and mould them with your hands into the shape of a croqueta (oval). 
  10. Dip each croqueta into the beaten egg and then dip it into the breadcrumbs.
  11. Place each croqueta separately on a plate. 
  12. Fry the croquetas in a pan with enough oil to cover them until they are golden brown and crispy. 
  13. Serve straight away.

Lisa C. . . . .

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