|Posted by Bee & John on October 25, 2010 at 12:05 AM|
Well.... here I am about to pass on a family heirloom recipe.. but everyone should have a chance at enjoying this lovely meal
My Grandfather, was a butcher in holland (Valkenburg) and from what my mother tells me... sold 5,000 of his Croquettes every week. Because it was such a pain to make for my mother or father (Both were butchers... and yes, I'm now married to one - no hope for me!!), two things happened.
1- we made BIG batches (which equals BIG mess) and
2- us kids got Croquettes only for special occasions - usually for Christmas. They were our "special" meal and we all looked forward to it.
Imagine my surprise when I visited Holland to find out it is their equivelant of a meat pie! They are ordered with a slice of bread and a bit of mustard, then the Croquettes are squished onto the bread and eaten. There are even vending machines selling them! I kid you not!
I didn't make it often, it took all day and there was a heck of a mess... but no longer!!! Go Go Thermomix!!
Although the traditional Croquettes are made with Veal - they are also really yummuy with Chicken - use leg fillets because the thighs are too dry. If you are worried about that little bit of fat.... don't continue on with this recipe
1 - In the Thermomix put in
If the stock is fatty, scoop the majority of the fat off (use a slice or two of bread) or use a fat separating jug. My mother used to make it the day before and chill the stock, then she could take the hard fat off easily.
3 - without cleaning the bowl, add half an onion
4 - chop the onion on 5 for 3 seconds - scrape down the sides
5 - add
6 - cook on 100oC for 5 minutes
while that is cooking, de-fat the meat
7 - add