Shrimp croquettes

  • Servings : 20 units
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 1:05 h
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Croquettes are always a great solution to serve at a party! These shrimp croquettes with excellent presentation are delicious and will impress your guests!

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  • 450 grams / (1 pound) shrimp
  • 1 medium onion
  • 50 ml / (3 1/3 tablespoons) olive oil
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Thyme (to taste)
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion to cook the shrimp
  • 200 ml / (3/4 cup and 1 1/2 tablespoons) milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 eggs
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying


    Step 1

    1. Put the shrimps in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt and a small peeled onion. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. When the shrimps are cooked, drain them and let cool slightly. Peel the shrimps.

    Step 2

    1. Put the shrimps, parsley, pepper, peeled garlic, nutmeg and the thyme in a blenderShrimp croquettes | Food From Portugal and blend slightly.Shrimp croquettes | Food From Portugal

    Step 3

    1. In a saucepan, put the chopped onion, olive oil and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn slightly golden. Add the shrimp mixture, stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Dissolve the corn starch in the milk and add to the pan. Stir with a spoon until obtain a creamy mixture, about 2 minutes.Shrimp croquettes | Food From Portugal Turn off the heat, put the mixture on a plate and let cool completely.

    Step 4

    1. Whisk the eggs with a fork. Coat the croquettes in flour, then dip in the eggs mixture and finally, coat in breadcrumbs.

    Step 5

    1. Heat the oil in a skillet. When the oil is hot, add the croquettes and fry them until golden. Put the croquettes on a plate with absorbent paper.

    Step 6

    1. Serve the croquettes with salad.

Nutrition facts per serving (20 units):

Calories: 65
Total Fat: 3.5 g(5%)
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g(4%)
Cholesterol: 65 mg(22%)
Sodium: 74 mg(3%)
Total Carbohydrate: 2.5 g(1%)
Protein: 6 g

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