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Croquettes Ham or Chicken- Croquetas de Jamon o Pollo     
by Cuban Cook

Croquetas de Jamon o Pollo               Serves: 10  

Notes: The Cuban national appetizer served at parties, weddings, picnics, and are eaten at any time of day.

Directions:

Lightly sauté the finely chopped onion in the butter, add the milk mixed with the flour, the salt and the pepper.

Cook this sauce until it reaches a double cream thickness and it's possible to see the bottom of the pot when stirred with a spoon; remove it from the heat and add the dry wine or lemon and the meat stirring vigorously.

Let cool this thick paste and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Then take the paste by spoonfuls and shape it into croquettes, coat twice in beaten egg and breadcrumbs or ground crackers.

Leave the croquettes at room temperature for a while before deep frying until golden brown.

This recipe makes approx. 20 middle sized croquettes or 40 small ones for serving at parties or as appetizers.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon - Chopped Onion
  • 1 Cup - Milk
  • 3/4 Cup of Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Tablespoon Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon  Dry Wine or Lemon Juice
  • 2  Eggs
  • 2  Cups Ground cooked ham or chicken
  • 1  Cup Breadcrumbs or crackers
  • 1  Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1  Lime for extra sprinkling


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