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Crumbs! Those are cracking croquettes!

On the menu with this Eat This is food heaven for anyone who likes cheese, most especially hot melted cheese. This week we are showing you how you can make cheese croquettes or Kaaskroketten, so you can make this delicious meal at home where you can lick your fingers as much as you like. Still popular in restaurants across Flanders, this recipe will be familiar to many of you, but when its so easy to make, and perfect for lunch as well, it would be wrong not to try it for yourself. Please note this recipe makes 8 croquettes, so if you have an odd number of people sitting down at the table you may have some fighting over who gets how many...good bribery for the washing up...enjoy!

If you would like to try making this at home, the ingredients and cooking instructions are included below!

Cheese Croquettes

Serves 4

Preparation Time

120 minutes

Ingredients

  • 80g butter
  • 85g flour (plus a little extra for crumbing)
  • 1.5ml milk
  • 4 tbls Affligem Tripel
  • 3 eggs
  • 125g grated cheese (preferably Old Bruges)
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parsley
  • Frying oil

Preparation

  • Melt the butter in a pan, then add the flour and cook the mixture 1 minute while stirring them together.
  • While stirring, add the milk to bind it into a smooth sauce, adding the Affligem Tripel and again stirring in together.
  • Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
  • Gradually add the cheese to the heated mixture so that it melts, and thickens together as one sauce.
  • While the sauce is cooking, separate one egg, and beat the yolk well.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and whisk the yolk quickly into the sauce.
  • Pour the sauce from the pan into a deep dish and cool in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Shape the mixture with eight portions for the croquettes on grease proof paper using a sharp knife.
  • Separate the two remaining eggs. Roll the croquettes in the egg white and then the breadcrumbs.
  • Then dip the croquettes in the egg yolk and roll in breadcrumbs again so the cheese sauce is well covered.
  • Place the croquettes in the fridge again to set for half an hour.
  • After half an hour heat oil in a pan or fryer to 180° and then fry each croquette until it is golden brown.
  • When fried to satisfaction place the croquettes on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve with fried parsley and enjoy!


Don't forget, if you do try this at home, we'd love to hear what you think!

Wonder who the fantastic cook is, whose able hands are featured in this video? Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's Inge Van De Vyver!