GO FOR THE MASHED POTATOES Croqueta comes from the French word croquet (crunch) and it is a cylindrical, breaded, and deep-fried roll. In Spain, they are mostly made with béchamel but other countries (which have also adopted them) use mashed potatoes instead. You may vary the filling by adding fish, seafood, meat, pork, vegetables, or even cheese.
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ABUELITA’S CHICKEN CROQUETAS Yield: Approximately 60 Time: 4-6 hours (mostly unattended)
Ingredients 4 cups extra virgin olive oil (for frying) 5 TBSP butter ¾ cup flour Pinch of nutmeg Sea salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste) 2½ pounds chicken breast tenders or other meat (finely ground or minced) 2-3 cups milk, room temperature 6 eggs 5 cups fresh breadcrumbs (as needed.)