Croquetas de Pollo (Hühnerkroketten)

Croquetas de Pollo (chicken croquettes)

By Katia Zentner

Croquetas de Pollo (Hühnerkroketten)

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast fillets each approx. 150 g
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 3/8 L milk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 50 ml of a mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil for deep-frying

Preparation:

  • Cut the chicken breast fillets into small pieces, season with salt and fry in olive oil for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool.
  • Puree the cooled chicken, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk with a hand blender, until a homogeneous paste is obtained.
  • Now it's the turn of the béchamel: Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour. Pour in the milk slowly, stirring constantly, simmer and leave to thicken over a low heat, stirring continuously.
  • Remove from heat, fold in the chicken paste and season with salt, pepper and grated nutmeg. Let it cool down and set in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Whisk the rest of the egg with the egg white. Using a wet tablespoon, spoon out a spoonful of the solidified béchamel and shape into croquettes.
  • First toss the croquette in egg and then in the breadcrumbs. Then fry in olive oil.
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve warm or cold.

¡Qué aproveche!!

Tip:

  • You can easily freeze croquetas after breading and before deep-frying them. Served with a green salad, you have a delicious meal in no time. Ideal for children and adults, as an apéritif or as a Tapa