Friday, June 3, 2011

Chicken Alfredo Croquettes

1 small onion, finely chopped ($.05)
2 T. butter ($.05)
1 clove garlic, minced ($.05)
1 tsp. basil ($.05)
2 C. cooked chicken, finely chopped ($.40)
1/3 C. alfredo sauce ($.35)
3-4 T. flour ($.05)
1 egg ($.10)
3/4 C. breadcrumbs ($.15)
1/8 C. parmesan ($.25)
1 T. parsley ($.05)
1 tsp. basil ($.05)
1 tsp. garlic powder ($.05)
2 C. vegetable oil ($.75)

In a medium skillet, add butter and melt over a low heat. Add onion and basil, and cook until tender (6-8 minutes). Add garlic and chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until heated through. Add in alfredo sauce, cook 5 minutes, sprinkl with flour by T., stirring until mixture has thickened. Remove mixture from pan and cool completely. (If you are in a hurry, place mxiture in bowl and refrigerate 15 minutes.)

Whisk one egg in a separate bowl.

Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, and remaining spices in a dry, shallow bowl.

Heat oil in a small fry pan to 325 to 350F.

Form chicken mixture into 1-2 T. sized nuggets - shaped into small cylinders, dip in egg wash, then roll in breadcrumbs to coat well.

Add chicken croquettes to oil and cook until golden brown on each side (about 3 minutes per side). Drain and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Yield = 22-28 croquettes
Cost: $2.40
Cost per croquette = $.12

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