World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in World Cuisine Wednesdays | on June 23rd, 2010

Hello, Travelers!  I hope everyone is doing well on this fine Wednesday afternoon!  If you recall, back in April I wrote a blog about the famous gastronomy of Brussels. I spoke of waffles, beer, chocolate and Frieten (fries) but did not mention one of the tastiest treats of all – cheese croquettes! Yum!  Today, for our World Cuisine Wednesday, I will finally share a recipe straight from Belgium.  Genieten! Jouir! Genießen!

Belgian Cheese Croquettes

  • 1 c milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3.5 oz shredded cheddar
  • 3.5 oz breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • ¬Ω tsp nutmeg
  • ¬Ω tsp cumin powder
  • Black pepper to taste

In saucepan, melt butter and two tablespoons of flour.  Stir constantly and simmer for 3 minutes.

Add milk, bring to a boil, still stirring constantly.  Reduce heat, and simmer for 2 more minutes.

Remove from heat and add spices, then refrigerate for 2 hours.

Form approximately 10 croquettes from the refrigerated mixture.

On three different dishes, put breadcrumbs, flour and egg whites.  Roll each croquette through flour, then through egg whites, and lastly through breadcrumbs.  Refrigerate for one more hour.

To cook, deep fry approximately 4 minutes or until golden brown.

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