I made some chicken croquettes, which are easy and quick to make and can be prepared ahead and frozen. Since everything used in these croquettes is cooked beforehand, you just have to fry them, without fear that something will remain undercooked, and cause diseases. These are very basic croquettes, when I next try them, I might add some green chillies to enhance the flavor.
2 cups cooked chicken, finely chopped or minced
1 tbsp green corriander
1 tbsp onione, finely minced
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Oil, for deep frying
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
1 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
Flour, as required
Bread crumbs, as required
1 egg, beaten
Put the chicken, corriander, and onion in a bowl. Sprinkle salt and pepper and mix. Set aside
Prepare the white sauce. Heat butter on low heat. When butter is melted , add the flour. Whisk to create a roux. Whisk for about 1 minute. Add milk in small quantities, whisking constantly. The mixture will begin to form a thick paste. When milk is added, added the broth and a pinch of salt. Whisk to remove any lumps. remove from heat.
Pour 1 cup of white sauce on the chicken. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Remove from refrigerator. Take small quantities of mixture and form small patties.
Put flour and bread crumbs in separate bowls. Coat the patties in flour, dip in egg and coat with bread crumbs. Set aside. Freeze if not using immediately.
Heat oil and fry until golden. These croquettes can be shallow fried or baked too as per choice. Serve with ketchup or white sauce. Happy cooking!!!