A delicious and fail-safe recipe

vickylass By vickylass, 28th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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After we have achieved to excel in making a besamel sauce, this one will be a delicious one for a light lunch, when we've unexpected visitors or we're feeling peckish.

A delicious and fail-safe recipe

Croquettes are a versatile one to make and to enjoy at any time, whether at Winter or in Summer. They'll make a delicious snack when one's feeling peckish or even as a light lunch, especially when it's hot and one doesn't feel like cooking much nor light a cooker for long.
It can even be a good one when one gets unexpected visitors and they're hungry. so, do always have some in the freezer.
The most important item for croquettes
The most important item and the one, one should try to excel is their besamel sauce, which is the main thing. Then, you may add whatever you wish, be them boiled chicken breast in chunks, pieces of ham or leftovers of a broth, but a well made besamel sauce is the first thing one has to master. It's quite easy, but it takes time and practice to get it right.
For a besamel sauce, you'll need a couple of spoonfuls of wheat flour (knowing that the more flour one adds up, the thicker it's going to get) a glass or two of milk, a dash of buter, salt and nutmeg grated.
If one isn't very skilful in making this type of sauce, I'd recommend making a small quantity. Pour two level spoonfuls of flour to stir with the milk the butter and the nutmeg. If you see that it doesn't get thick enough for croquettes, add another and keep stirring till it doesn't have a flour taste.
After the besamel sauce is made and it's thick enough, add whatever you've decided to add in chunks. Mix all well and pour this mixture in a plastic container to cool down in the fridge or in the freezer if you want it frozen.
It should be in the fridge for at least one day and it'd look like thick enough to be able to cut it in small pieces (see on photograph) to pass them in beaten egg, grated hard bread and to fry them in abundant hot oil.
In Summer, they'll make a delicious, light lunch with a mixed green salad and a couple of pieces of fresh fruit, and needless to say, it'll be a suitable one for weight watchers.
Have a go and see how you get on in the kitchen to make besamel sauce thick enough for croquettes.

(C) Copyright. Vicky Pino. June 28th 2013.
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Besamel Sauce, Croquettes, Light Lunch, Unexpected Visitors

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