Croquetas


Introduction

Croquetas are a delicious Spanish dish, typically made with meat or fish. They can be served as a main course or as a tapa. In this recipe, we’ll be making chicken croquetas.

Ingredients

– 500g chicken breast, cooked and shredded
– 1 onion, diced
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/4 cup milk
– 1 egg
– 1/2 cup bread crumbs
– 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/4 cup olive oil

Method

1. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, onion, garlic, flour, milk, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

2. Shape the mixture into small balls.

3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

4. Add the croquetas to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

5. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Potential changes & improvements

– You could use any type of cooked and shredded meat or fish in this recipe, not just chicken.
– If you’re not a fan of Parmesan cheese, you could use a different type of cheese or leave it out entirely.
– For a gluten-free version of this recipe, you could use gluten-free bread crumbs.

What other food it works well with

Croquetas go well with a variety of other dishes, including:

– Paella
– Fried eggs
– Salad
– Soup

Common Mistakes

Some common mistakes when making croquetas include:

– Not cooking the chicken all the way through before shredding it. This can lead to undercooked croquetas.
– Not shaping the croquetas evenly. This can cause them to cook unevenly.

Nutritional Information

– 500g chicken breast, cooked and shredded: 500 calories, 10g fat, 80g protein
– 1 onion, diced: 40 calories, 0g fat, 9g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugar, 1g protein
– 2 cloves garlic, minced: 8 calories, 0g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 0g protein
– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour: 120 calories, 1g fat, 24g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 4g protein
– 1/4 cup milk: 50 calories, 3g fat, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 5g sugar, 3g protein
– 1 egg: 80 calories, 7g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 6g protein
– 1/2 cup bread crumbs: 120 calories, 1g fat, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugar, 4g protein
– 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated: 110 calories, 7g fat, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 10g protein
– 1 teaspoon salt: 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 0g protein
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper: 1 calorie, 0g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 0g protein
– 1/4 cup olive oil: 480 calories, 54g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 0g protein

Total recipe: 1,471 calories, 90g fat, 167g carbs, 4g fiber, 18g sugar, 104g protein

Allergens

– Chicken
– Egg
– Milk
– Wheat


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