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Bitterbal (Meat Croquettes)

Category: Snacks

Bitterbal (Meat Croquettes)

The "bitter" refers to the accompanying drink, not the appetizer. These are mild, crusty little balls to be dipped in tangy mustard.read more

Ingredients

Bitterbal (Meat Croquettes)

  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 3 Tbs. flour
  • 3/4 cup stock
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped, cooked meat (roast beef or veal, ham, chicken or shrimp)
  • 1 Tbs. parsley, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fine cracker crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbs. water

Directions

The "bitter" refers to the accompanying drink, not the appetizer. These are mild, crusty little balls to be dipped in tangy mustard.

Make a thick white sauce of :

  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 3 Tbs. flour
  • 3/4 cup stock

Add :

  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped, cooked meat (roast beef or veal, ham, chicken or shrimp)
  • 1 Tbs. parsley, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chill mixture and shape into balls one inch in diameter.

Roll balls in

  • fine cracker crumbs

Then dip them in a mixture of:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbs. water

Dip again in cracker crumbs.

  • Fry the balls in deep, hot fat for one or two minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve hot with mustard.

Spear with toothpicks.

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