A dish from the South with scrumptious goodness is the best way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with the family. This recipe for chicken croquettes is an honest-to-goodness Southern-style
dish that will surely leave your taste buds yearning for more.
- 2 cups ground or finely chopped chicken
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp water
- ¾ cup dry bread crumbs
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 cup milk
- Make white sauce by melting butter in a saucepan and mixing in flour, salt, and pepper.
- Stir mixture constantly until it becomes smooth and bubbly. Keep the heat to a minimum.
- Remove mixture from heat and pour in milk.
- Cook mixture again until it boils. Keep stirring for a minute. By this time, the mixture should be thick enough to stick to the back of a spoon.
- Add the chicken and continue stirring until the sauce is very smooth.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove mixture from heat and let it cool. In an ungreased pan of 8x8x2 inches, spread mixture evenly. Cover with wax paper and let it sit in the chiller for up to 3 hours.
- Cut the mixture into 12 pieces and roll each into a ball.
- Beat egg and blend with water. Dip each ball into egg mixture then roll in bread crumbs until covered.
- Cover croquettes and let them chill for another 2 hours.
- Heat at about 3 inches of cooking oil in a heavy skillet to up to 365 degrees. Cook croquettes until light brown or until so desired.
- Drain croquettes on paper towels and bake in 365 degrees to keep them warm.
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