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Croquetas De Gambas Prawn Croquettes (Spain)


This recipe was found online in & s posted here for Zaar World Tour 5. Preparation time does not include time needed for the sauce to cool completely. NOTE: The list of ingredients does not include the olive oil to use in deep-frying!

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Provided by Sydney Mike

Time 1h25m

Yield 36 croquettes, 18 serving(s)


  • In a medium saucepan melt butter, then add the flour & cook it, stirring continuously for 2-3 minutes.
  • A little at a time, add cold milk, stirring continuously until there is a thick, smooth sauce.
  • Add prawns & season well before stirring in the tomato paste.
  • Continue cooking for 7-8 minutes, or until the sauce is quite thick.
  • Cool the sauce COMPLETELY, 4-5 hours or overnight.
  • Take scant tablespoons of the mixture & form into a 'croqueta' (a cylinder not more than 2 inches long).
  • Roll each croqueta in breadcrumbs, then coat with beaten egg, then roll again in the breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs MUST BE DRY to ensure an even coating.
  • In a large, heavy-based saucepan heat the olive oil for deep-frying until temperature reaches 350 degrees F or a cube of bread turns golden brown in 20-30 seconds.
  • Deep-fry in batches of not more than 4 for about 5 minutes or until golden brown, then remove with a slotted spoon & drain on paper towels.
  • Serve ASAP & enjoy!

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Number Of Ingredients: 9


  • 3 1/2 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, cold
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 14 ounces prawns, cooked, peeled, diced
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 5 -6 tablespoons breadcrumbs, fine
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

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