Dutch Croquetten Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground veal
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- 8 ounces spiced Gouda cheese, cut into strips (optional)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
- 1 cup oil for frying
step 1: Place ground veal in a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned. Set aside.
step 2: Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour until smooth, and cook for about 2 minutes. Gradually stir in milk, then chicken broth to make a smooth thick sauce. Add the cooked ground veal, and season with paprika, chili powder, curry powder, salt, pepper , Worcestershire sauce, and parsley. Stir to blend well. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool to room temperature.
step 3: When the meat mixture is cooled and slightly firm, shape into cylinders 3 to 4 inches long, and 1 1 /2 inches wide. If you wish, press a strip of the spiced Gouda cheese into the center, making sure it is completely surrounded. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Place bread crumbs on a plate or tray. Coat croquettes with flour, then dip in the beaten egg mixture, then roll the croquettes in the crumbs to coat. Repeat the coating process if a thicker breading is desired.
step 4: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, fry croquettes until golden brown on all sides. If you have a deep-fryer, they can be deep-fried instead. Remove to paper towels to drain, and serve hot.