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Belgian Cheese Croquettes

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 4 Tablespoon
  Flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Nutmeg 1 Dash
  Egg yolks 3
  Shredded swiss cheese 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
Directions

In medium saucepan, melt butter; blend in the 1/3 cup flour.
Add the 1 1/2 cups milk all at once; cook and stir until thickened.
Add pepper and nutmeg.
Stir about 1/2 cup hot mixture into egg yolks; return to hot mixture.
Cook and stir 10 minutes.
Add cheese; stir until smooth.
Spread cheese mixture in lightly greased 11x7x1 1/2 inch baking pan.
Chill until firm.
Cut chilled mixture into 12 portions.
In small bowl, beat together the 2 eggs and the 1/2 cup milk.
Roll cheese croquettes carefully in the 1/2 cup flour; dip in egg mixture, then roll in crumbs to coat.
Fry in deep vegetable shortening heated to 375° until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
Drain.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Party

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