Crab croquettes is delicious appetizer perfect for parties and get together. It has a creamy and tasty crab meat filling and is crispy in the outside. Béchamel sauce is used to make the it creamy and rich.It also helps to bind and shape the patties. Try this,you will surely love it.
Crab meat- 8 oz.
Onion- 1 small
Garlic 2 cloves
Pepper powder-to taste
salt to taste
Chopped parsley- 2 tsp
Lemon juice-a few drops
For the white sauce
Milk- 1/2 cup
Butter- 3 tbs
All purpose flour- 2 tsp
Panko bread crumbs- 1 cup
Oil for frying- 2 cup
To make the sauce,heat a pan and add
butter, when it melts add the flour and cook the butter and flour in low
flame, till the raw flavor disappears and the flour changes color. Do
not allow it to brown up. Add milk and cream and whisk
till it thickens to sauce consistency. Switch off the flame.
If you are using regular crabs cook and break the shell. Scoop out the meat and set aside.You can also use cooked crab meat available in super markets.
Heat one tbs of oil in pan and saute onions and garlic till golden brown. When it cools down make it into a paste and add to the crab meat along with white sauce, salt and pepper,lemon juice and chopped parsley. Mix well cover and refrigerate for one hour or till chilled and firm. This will make it easy to handle.
Make this into small balls and flatten into patties. Dip in egg whites and then roll on bread
crumbs and set aside for another ten minutes. You can put it back in the fridge till you are ready to fry.
Heat two cups of oil in a pan. Fry croquettes in batches. Fry till both sides are crispy and evenly brown. Serve warm.
Hope you will all enjoy!