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Beef Croquettes With Quick Bearnaise Sauce

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  Spring onions 6 , cleaned, trimmed, finely chopped
  Lean bacon rashers 2 , derinded and chopped
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 Gram)
  Flour 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Beef stock 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Cooked beef 8 Ounce, minced (225 Gram)
  Finely chopped parsley 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Fresh breadcrumbs 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Oil/Fat 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
For sauce
  Mayonnaise 90 Milliliter (6 Tablespoons)
  Tarragon vinegar 10 Milliliter (2 Teaspoons)
  Spring onions 2 , cleaned, trimmed, finely chopped
  Chopped tarragon 5 Milliliter (1 Teaspoon, Fresh / Dried)
  Parsley sprigs 4 (For Garnish)

Fry the onions and bacon gently in the melted butter until soft and lightly coloured.
Stir in the flour and cook gently until pale brown.
Gradually add the stock and bring to the boil, stirring continuously.
Simmer for 2 minutes then remove from the heat and stir in the beef, parsley and seasonings to taste.
Divide into eight and shape into barrels on a floured surface.
Dip into, or brush with, egg then coat in breadcrumbs; repeat this process again pressing well in.
Chill until required.
To make the sauce, blend all the ingredients together, season to taste and place in a sauce boat.
Heat deep fat to 190°C/375°F, or until a cube of bread browns in 20 seconds, and fry the croquettes for 4 to 5 minutes until well browned and cooked through.
Drain on absorbent kitchen paper, garnish with a parsley sprig and serve hot with the sauce.

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