Crispy Chicken Croquettes with Garlic Butter Sauce
Ingredients4 h 25 m servings 326
- Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over low heat. Add onion and cook until tender. Stir in flour; cook and stir until smooth, about 1 minute. Reduce heat if mixture browns too quickly.
- Gradually add 1/2 cup of chicken broth and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in dry mustard, salt, and chopped chicken; whisk in egg yolks.
- Cook over medium heat stirring constantly for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or preferably overnight.
- Combine remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth and hot pepper paste; stir into chilled chicken mixture.
- Shape chicken mixture into patties (an ice cream scoop will give you consistent size patties). Dredge patties in cracker crumbs.
- Pour 1/2 inch oil into skillet. Heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, fry the croquettes until golden brown; do not turn the croquettes until they are well browned on the first side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook the other side, 4 to 5 minutes. Fry in batches, as needed. Drain on paper towels.
- Melt 1/3 cup butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent it from burning. Stir in flour and whisk continuously for 1 minute.
- Pour in the milk and herbs and continue to cook, whisking constantly, until sauce begins to thicken, about 1 minute. Ladle sauce over croquettes on serving plates.
- Cook's Note:
- When frying the croquettes allow them to brown/cook thoroughly on one side before turning, at least 4 to 5 minutes. If you turn them too quick and they are likely to fall apart.
- We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.
Per Serving: 326 calories; 20.3 16.4 18.5 105 574 Full nutrition
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4-5-2017 ~The description of these in the recipe indicates the chicken is held together with a béchamel sauce (aka white sauce). The ingredients list, however, calls for chicken broth in the s...
I thought these were very good. Next time I will add a bit of chopped celery. Other than that, they were great!
Don't make it. Followed directions exactly. Including overnight in fridge. Bland and fell apart. Looked like cat food. I even used fresh herbs in the sauce. Yuck. I'm sorry, this is my first...