Meat croquettes

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How to Make Meat croquettes (Cuban Croquetas). This recipe for tasty croquetas uses meat but ham is really popular too. You can also use fish, potato or cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon chopped onion
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dry wine or lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups ground cooked beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or crackers
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce, if you are using the brisket from the soup

Directions:

Lightly sauté the finely chopped onion in the butter, add the milk mixed with the flour, the salt and the pepper.

Cook this sauce until it reaches a double cream thickness and it's possible to see the bottom of the pot when stirred with a spoon; remove it from the heat and add the dry wine or lemon and the meat stirring vigorously.

Let cool this thick paste and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Then take the paste by spoonfuls and shape it into croquettes, coat twice in beaten egg and breadcrumbs or ground crackers.

Leave the croquettes at room temperature for a while before deep frying until golden brown.

This recipe makes approx. 20 middle sized croquettes or 40 small ones for serving at parties or as appetizers.

Servings: 10