I was very excited the first time I saw croquettes in a menu in a Dublin restaurant. I love them. But it was just an illusion. Potato croquettes?
There is nothing better than a good Croquette with a well made Bechamel. You can find them with all sort of fillings: ham, chicken, Boletus, squid, cheese, black pudding, cod, chorizo…
Using the Bechamel as a base you can play around with your favourite ingredients.
A vital step is making a decent Bechamel. It is not easy to find good croquettes in spanish bars, too much flour and you get soggy croquettes. But several places do a great job, just try to find the good ones.
With this recipe you will make around 60 croquettes. The good thing is you can freeze them. Just take them out of the freezer 3 hours before and fry them in very hot oil.