kroketten (dutch croquettes)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
from Chula Vista, CA

These were one of my favorite treats in Holland and they have vending machines in the streets where you can get them all the time, they even had them at the amusement park!! McDonalds in Holland has a McCroquette too! there's is like breaded breading on bread but it was quite popular hehehehe. They are not hard at all give them a try. Mix and match the fillings to your liking as long as your stuffing is not to sloppy they should turn out fine.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Croquettes are a fantastic way to use leftovers. For testing we used turkey, but ham, chicken, or roast beef could easily be substituted. A great recipe to have on hand to use extra meat and vegetables from a holiday meal. After frying, the bread crumb outside is crunchy and the savory filling is soft and full of flavor. We tried them dipped in mustard and on a roll with mustard. Both ways are delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For kroketten (dutch croquettes)

  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 6 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    hot milk
  • 2 1/4 c
    cold leftover meat (roast, pork, chicken, turkey)
  • 1/2 md
    onion
  • 1/4 c
    *optional leftover vegetables (corn for the non Dutch tastes because most Dutch consider corn chicken feed and they do not eat it; peas, carrot) (adjust meat to 2 cups if you add vegetables)
  • 1 Tbsp
    Ketjap Manis (sweet soy sauce) see picture below
  • 1 Tbsp
    thyme
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • CRUMB COATING:
  • 2
    eggs (slightly beaten with milk)
  • 1/3 c
    milk (add to egg mixture)
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp
    each salt and pepper
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How To Make kroketten (dutch croquettes)

Test Kitchen Tips
We fried our croquettes for 6 minutes. Start to watch them closely at 5 minutes and fry until golden brown.
  • 1
    Heat milk in the microwave.
  • 2
    In a small saucepan, melt butter.
  • 3
    Stir in flour to make a paste cook for 3 minutes while continually stirring.
  • 4
    Then gradually mix in hot milk.
  • 5
    Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 7
    Then pour into a bowl to cool.
  • 8
    Place all remaining filling ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • 9
    Add to bowl with cool sauce. Stir well to make a thick paste. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
  • 10
    Prepare coating stations - flour, egg beaten with the milk and bread crumbs into dipping plates.
  • 11
    Form paste into small logs (like large sausages).
  • 12
    Then coat with crumb topping. Roll your logs into flour.
  • 13
    Then dip in egg/milk mixture.
  • 14
    Then coat with bread crumbs (make sure to thoroughly cover with each of these three steps).
  • 15
    Preheat oven to 200 degrees and heat oil to about 350 degrees. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes turning halfway through frying.
  • 16
    Place fried croquettes on a baking sheet. Keep warm in the 200 degree oven until ready to serve.
  • 17
    You can eat these just as they are or if you want to try it in the Dutch style slice them lengthwise top with mustard (Dijon or brown) and place on a slice of white bread.
  • 18
    You know you've done well if the filling is separated from the coating after frying.
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