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Chicken Croquettes

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Instant chicken bouillon granules 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion 1 Tablespoon
  Snipped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Dash
  Paprika 1 Dash
  Coarsely ground cooked chicken/Turkey 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Fine dry bread crumbs/Finely crushed saltine crackers 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Shortening/Cooking oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
Directions

In saucepan melt butter or margarine; stir in flour and bouillon granules.
Add milk and 1/2 cup water all at once; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
Cook and stir 1 minute more.
Remove from heat.
Stir in onion, parsley, lemon juice, nutmeg, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and dash pepper.
Add ground cooked chicken or turkey; mix well.
Cover and chill thoroughly.
With wet hands shape chicken mixture into 8 balls.
Roll in bread or cracker crumbs; shape each ball into a cone.
In shallow dish combine beaten egg and 2 tablespoons water.
Dip each croquette into egg mixture; roll again in crumbs.
Fry, a few at a time, in deep hot fat (365°) for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or till golden brown.
Drain on paper toweling.
Keep warm in 325° oven while frying remaining croquettes.
Chicken-Ham Croquettes:
Prepare Chicken Croquettes as above except use 1 cup coarsely ground cooked chicken or turkey and 1/2 cup coarsely ground fully cooked ham for the meat mixture and omit the salt.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Servings: 
4

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