I don’t like eating the vegetables in the cocido except the tomatoes and the potatoes, (I love them) so with what’s left I make croquettes, that way my daughter and I eat veggies.
This time, I added ham though.
I took the vegetables that I had left from the cocido.
I put them in the blender together with three triangles of cheese
And blended away
Then I put some butter in my pan
And added some flour
I mixed it all
Then I added some cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spice for cake making and some salt.
then I added some milk and stirred.
While the bechamel got going I got going with the ham.
I chopped it up
and added it to the simmering bechamel
when I thought the bechamel was on the way, I added the contents of the blender
I mixed and stirred
and stirred till it got really thick. If you find it’s not thick enough, you can always mix a bit of cornflour with milk and stir that in till it thickens.
I poured the paste in a container to cool down before putting it in the fridge to get really really cold. Well, I put it in a plastic bag inside a container, just to make it easier.
Later on, when the paste was really cold, I got a tray and filled the bottom with breadcrumbs
Then I put the paste in a pastry bag and started to make long tubes on top of the breadcrumbs
I covered the tubes in more breadcrumbs.
I cut them up and some I fried and some I set aside to freeze.
Some people add egg to this, but this way they’re really smooth and delicate.
There should be more croquettes on that picture but I ate quite a few before I took the picture.