Chicken Croquettes Thursday, Dec 27 2012 

 

My boys love “finger foods” and that includes croquettes like this! They just eat them up like there’s no tomorrow. 🙂  Since I almost always have cooked chicken in the freezer, it makes this a quick meal. 🙂

It’s a variation of these Ham Croquettes.

Chicken Croquettes

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1lb ground chicken (put cooked chicken pieces through the food processor)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3 cups dried breadcrumbs, divided
salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs
1/8 cup water
Oil for frying
 
Mix together chicken, cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs. Beat 3 eggs; stir into chicken mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using your hands, make golf ball-size balls out of the ham mixture, and slightly flatten them. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spread remaining bread crumbs onto a plate. In a large bowl, beat 1 egg; stir in water. Dip croquettes into egg mixture, and roll in bread crumbs. Fry in hot oil, turning them once, until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to soak up grease.

Zucchini Fritters Monday, Oct 8 2012 

I bought a large zucchini at a farmers’ market this fall. I shredded it all up and froze it into baggies to use as Zucchini Bread, and Zucchini Brownies. I also wanted to try making Zucchini Fritters, as I had some at a friends’ this summer and really enjoyed it. I followed a recipe from here, with just a few tweaks. It’s a bit plain in taste, but I prefer it that way due to my boys’ still-budding taste buds. 🙂  They ate theirs with ketchup, while I ate mine with homemade green ketchup! I’m glad there are leftovers to eat tomorrow for lunch. 🙂

Zucchini Fritters

2 cups zucchini, shredded
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour (I used wheat)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4-1/2 cup cheese

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Heat a frying pan, add some oil, and drop zucchini mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls, and cook for a few minutes on medium-low heat, until golden on each side.

Ham Croquettes Friday, Jul 8 2011 

I had some leftover ham I wanted to use up, and decided to make a ham loaf. When I looked up the recipe, at 4:30pm!, it said it takes 1.5hrs to cook. Oops. A bit late for our liking! I looked on allrecipes.com and found a croquette recipe. They are delicious! I could hardly stop eating them for supper! And now we’re snacking on them in the evening. 🙂  It’s definitely a keeper, that will be made over and over in our house! I didn’t have all the ingredients, so here is how I made mine (click here for the original recipe).

Ham Croquettes

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1lb ground ham (I put my ham slices through the food processor)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3 cups dried breadcrumbs, divided
salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs
1/8 cup water
Oil for frying

Mix together ham, cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs. Beat 3 eggs; stir into ham mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (I didn’t add in salt since I find ham salty enough). Using your hands, make golf ball-size balls out of the ham mixture, and slightly flatten them. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spread remaining bread crumbs onto a plate. In a large bowl, beat 1 egg; stir in water. Dip croquettes into egg mixture, and roll in bread crumbs. Fry in hot oil, turning them once, until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to soak up grease.

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