Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pork and Garlic Croquettes

1 medium onion, finely chopped ($.05)
2 T. butter ($.05)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced ($.10)
3/4 tsp. smoked paprika ($.05)
1/2 tsp. fennel seed ($.05)
1/2 tsp. cumin ($.05)
1 1/2 tsp. oregano ($.05)
1 3/4 C. cooked pork roast, finely chopped ($.60)
1/4 C. milk ($.10)
3-4 T. flour ($.05)
1 egg ($.10)
3/4 C. breadcrumbs ($.15)
1/8 C. parmesan ($.25)
1 T. parsley ($.05)
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder ($.05)
2 C. vegetable oil ($.75)

In a medium skillet, add butter and melt over a low heat. Add onion, fennel, and oregano, and cook until tender (6-8 minutes). Add garlic, paprika, and pork, season with salt and pepper and cook until heated through. Add in milk, cook 5 minutes, sprinkle with flour by T., stirring until mixture has thickened. Remove mixture from pan and cool completely. (If you are in a hurry, place mixture 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 pork mixture into 1-2 T. sized nuggets - shaped into small cylinders, dip in egg wash, then roll in breadcrumbs to coat well.

Add pork 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 = 26-32 croquettes
Cost: $2.50
Cost per croquette = $.10

1 comment:

  1. Very unusual recipe, but I love croquettes and I usually have all the ingredients on hand, so I have to give this a try.