22 December 2009

my first time

Last night I finally bit the bullet and made Croquetas.

It wasn't as difficult as I'd imagined, even though I made the bechamel a little too runny and the majority of them ended up looking like chicken nuggets.
At least now I think I understand the concept and feel confident to try them again.

I used recipe number 66 from 1080 recetas de cocina (I think this is like the Spanish equivalent to Stephanie Alexander's The Cooks Companion).
I have also seen it around in english with very cool illustrations.

To half the batch I added blue cheese and the other bacon (I know, sacrilege!!).
The finished result was very yummy (especially the ones with the blue cheese), if a little too bready (as in too many bread crumbs on the outside).
Mari Carmen's tip for this is to use some flour, as in dunk them in flour then egg then bread crumbs (this is when your making the bechamel into little balls). Instead of dunking in bread crumbs then egg then back in bread crumbs like the recipe says.

One of my 2010 new years resolution will be to cook more from this book.



  1. G'day Olivia
    Guess you are taking a well earned break... Just popped in to congratulate you on your new header... it is lovely... wish I was that clever... To do mine it takes me forever to get the right size but I think I need a new one now too... got me thinking... B

  2. Thank you so much Bethel! I've been meaning to make this change for a while now, but never seemed to get around to it ... holidays are good for these things : )


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