Spicy chorizo croquettes

Spicy chorizo croquettes

There is nothing better than a table teeming with tasty tapas. Invite your amigos round and try these delicious spicy chorizo croquettes recipe.

Recipe by Thulisa Martins 

Photographs by Dylan Swart 

Spicy chorizo croquettes

Serves: Makes 10
Cooking Time: 2 hrs 50 mins, including resting time

Ingredients

  • 500ml (2 cups) full-cream milk
  • 50g butter
  • 1/3 onion, chopped
  • 70g chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 60g cake flour + extra, for rolling
  • 5ml (1 tsp) Maldon sea salt, to taste
  • pinch freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • vegetable or avocado oil, for deep-frying

Instructions

1

Heat the milk in a saucepan until almost at boiling point. Set aside.

2

In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the chopped onion. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 15 minutes.

3

Add the chorizo and flour to the onion and cook while stirring, 3 – 5 minutes.

4

Whisk in the hot milk, a little at a time (about 50ml batches). Once all the milk is mixed in, whisk until it reaches a thick consistency, about 10 minutes. Season and cook the mixture while whisking,

5

about 10 minutes.

6

Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tray with baking paper and spread over the mixture. Cover with a layer of plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Chill in the fridge until completely cold, about 2 hours.

7

Remove the plastic wrap and, using a soup spoon, scoop out the mixture and roll into balls between your hands. Rub a little flour onto your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking.

8

Spread the breadcrumbs on a plate. Carefully roll each ball in the extra flour to coat, then dip in the beaten egg and roll in the breadcrumbs to coat fully.

9

Place the crumbed balls on a lined baking tray. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to rest, 30 minutes.

10

Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large pot to 180°C and fry the croquettes until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towel. Serve warm.

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