Cod Croquettes Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Boned skinned desalted cod3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Flour4 Tablespoon (slightly rounded tablespoon)
 Minced onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped parsley2 Tablespoon
 Milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Egg1
 Dry bread crumbs5 Tablespoon
 Flour2 Tablespoon (for rolling croquettes)
 Olive oil3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (For frying)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 738 Calories from Fat 474

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g82.4%

Saturated Fat 8.9 g44.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 80.7 mg26.9%

Sodium 218.6 mg9.1%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.8%

Sugars 5.8 g

Protein 17 g34.7%

Vitamin A 15.9% Vitamin C 17.4%

Calcium 15.8% Iron 17.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Cook minced onion slowly in 2 tb olive oil in a saucepan.
When onion is golden, add cod squee2ed of liquid and cut into small pieces.
After all remaining liquid has cooked out, stir in chopped parsley and 4 rounded tb flour.
When mixture is entirely dry, remove from stove and stir with a wooden spoon while gradually adding 1 1/2 cups cold milk.
Return pan to fire and cook over moderate heat 20-30 minutes until there is no taste of raw flour and mixture is a thick paste.
You will have to stir more and more frequently to prevent sticking as the paste thickens.
Remove from fire, blend in an egg yolk (reserving the white for later use), and allow to cool thoroughly.
This much can be prepared in advance, even the previous day.
Stir egg white just enough to blend.
Spread mixture of bread crumbs and flour on plate, board, or table.
With wet hands, make evenly shaped small croquettes out of the dough, dipping each in the egg white, then rolling it in the mixture of bread crumbs and flour.
In a large skillet, heat enough olive oil to cover the pan to a depth of 1/4 inch (1/2-3/4 cup).
Fry croquettes gently, taking care to brown them evenly.
Remove, drain on paper, and serve.
NOTE: Unlike most foods, these are best served warm, not hot.
Bite-size croquettes served on toothpicks are excellent with cocktails.
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