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Hey, World Travelers! We’re headed to Brazil this month for our Food of the World party. Like most month, I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to cook up. Then as I was working on these Beef Croquettes I started worrying they wouldn’t be too photogenic, but they turned out better than I expected. So if I can make these, so can you!!
I seem to get myself into these pickles with needing to fry stuff, but I don’t own an actual fryer. I actually prefer it that way, since a pot or pan usually works just as well, and frees up space in the kitchen for other fun gadgets.
I found the recipe for these Brazilian Beef Croquettes over at Cuca Brazuca. I made a few changes, both in amounts and flavors (whoops, who took my Worcestershire sauce?). While browsing and learning more about the Brazilian Croquette, I found there are many different varieties including a cod croquette. That is for sure going on my list to make!
- 1lb stewed meat
- 1/4 onion, chopped finely
- 3 green onions, chopped finely
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- dash of salt
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 TBS Wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- drizzle of Olive Oil
- 2 cups Breadcrumbs
- 3 TBS cold water
- 1 TBS Corn Flour
- Over medium low heat cook onions until tender.
- Add meat, cumin, paprika, pepper, and parsley. Brown meat. Cover and cook another 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and allow slightly cool. Meanwhile, mix the wheat flour and milk together.
- In a food processer (or I used my blender), chop beef mixture until it makes a paste. It does not take very long at all.
- Return meat paste to pan, and add milk mixture, salt and soy sauce. Heat over medium heat until well combined. Refrigerate.
- Mix eggs, cold water and olive oil in a shallow dish. In a separate dish combine corn flour and breadcrumbs.
- Heat fryer, or vegetable oil in a pan about 1-2inches deep
- Once the meat is set enough to hold it's shape, form into logs about 3-4 inches long, and 1inch wide. Roll meat in the egg mix, and then the breadcrumbs. Place in hot oil and brown all around.
- Remove to a cooling rack lined with paper towels.