1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 cups cooked chicken, diced 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon milk 1/3 cup flour 1 cup soft bread crumbs vegetable oil
Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add 1/4 cup flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Gradually add 1 cup milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove from heat; stir in chicken. Cover and chill about 1 hour.
Shape chicken mixture into 6 balls. Combine egg and 1 tablespoon milk; mix well, and set aside. Dredge croquettes in 1/3 cup flour; then dip into egg and milk mixture, and coat each croquette with bread crumbs.
Fry croquettes in oil heated to 375 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain croquettes on paper towels.
These are just delicious. I add some salt and pepper to the meat and when finished, cover with cream of mushroom sauce or cream of chicken sauce. My kids just loved them!!! Good way to use up leftover chicken, and very inexpensive to make.
Sep 20, 2006
elabranche Member since: September 20, 2006
I have made this twice now and everyone LOVES them! I poached my chicken in a flavorful stock. Some of them start to explode during the frying process. I dont know why. The chef gets to eat the ugly ones!!!!!