Saturday, March 20, 2010

Brazil - Croquettes De Queijo

Apparently these cheese croquettes are a popular snack food in Brazil and are eaten with salsa. Sounds good to me!

Ingredients:

* 50g butter
* 2/3 cup flour
* 1 egg
* 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
* 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
* salt and pepper
* 1-2 tbls water

First, add the flour and butter to a mixing bowl.



Then rub the butter into the flour using the tips of your fingers so the butter doesn't melt. It should look like breadcrumbs when it's done.



Next, add the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and the yolk of the egg (save the white for later).



Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water and stir until the mixture starts to clump together.



Form the mixture into balls. Roll them in the egg white you saved earlier and then place on a greased oven tray.



Bake for 30 minutes at Gas mark 4, turning over after halfway. I served them with salsa.



I was surprised how crispy they were and they tasted really good with the salsa. A perfect snack or party food. Easy to make and really tasty.

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