Croquetas

Spanish Croquettes

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

These are not your mother’s croquettes. Yes, they are also breaded, deep-fried parcels of egg-bound solid ingredients, but the croquettes Mom made were a medium for re-serving leftovers. After you served the roast chicken on Tuesday, you could chop or slice what was left and stick the pieces together in a sticky medium of egg and flour. Roll that into Ping-Pong-ball-size spheres, bread them, and fry them until crisp. Not a bad thing. Indeed, such croquettes could hold their own proudly in t