How to Make Spanish Prawn Croquettes
Croquettes or croquetas are a typical tapa in Spanish cuisine. They taste delicious, they are crispy and can be filled to taste of many other ingredients, such as chicken and ham, cheese, mushrooms, tuna and even spinach. Besides being tasty, they are simple to make and a great as an appetizer or as a starter for the kids in the house. In the following OneHowTo article we propose adding the exquisite flavor of prawns to your croquettes. Do you want to try? If so, do not miss the step of this OneHowTo recipe on how to make Spanish prawn croquettes.
To make Spanish prawn croquettes it is essential to have a rich bechamel based dough. To make the bechamel, you only need butter, milk and flour. Melt butter in a pan, taking care that the butter does not burn or stick to the bottom of the pan.
When the butter is melted, put down the heat and very slowly add the flour. You must not be distracted during this step because if not the flour will stick. You must be careful and stir in the flour with the help of a wooden spoon. Once the flour takes on a burnt taste it will not be recoverable.
When the flour has acquired a slightly browned colour the next step to make prawn croquettes will be to add the milk. As in the previous step, slowly add the milk until the dough has the consistency wanted. Do not let it become too thick nor too thin. Now is also the time to add salt and pepper to taste. Let the batter cook for a few minutes over low heat.
In another pan, add a little oil and slightly cook the prawns until golden. The prawns must be previously washed and peeled. Do not let them fry too much, it is just to give them a golden touch so they are not raw. If you wish, you can also add some diced onions to include in the mix, but this not to everyone's taste.
Once the shrimp and onion are a little cooked, add them to the bechamel sauce and stir slightly for about 3 minutes over low heat. When the mixture of ingredients and sauce is cooked, pour the mixture into a tray and let cool in the fridge for 3 hours.
To make shrimp croquettes, take a bowl and beat an egg. In another bowl place the bread crumbs. The process is as follows: we take a small amount of mass and we shape it with our hands, we roll this in the beaten egg, then on the bread crumbs and then put it in another clean tray.
Finally, you must take a pan and pour oil generously. When very hot deposit the croquettes slowly into the pan until these are well browned on both sides and voilà! You have prepared your prawn croquettes.
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