Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Shrimp Croquettes

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons fennel leaves, chopped
  • 2 slices stale white bread, diced
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 1/2 cups shrimp, cooked, shelled, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • oil for frying
  • Details

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Portugal

Also Called: Croquettes de Camaroes

In Portugal the festive food for the Feast of the Assumption is shrimp, and these shrimp coquettes are a fancy way of serving shrimp.

DIRECTIONS

Heat butter in skillet. Sauté onion and garlic until brown. Remove from heat. Add fennel leaves and bread to onions. Heat milk. Pour over contents of skillet, stirring constantly. Allow to stand 10 minutes, until bread is soft. Add shrimps, seasoning. Shape into rolls the size of a small sausage 1 inch thick and 2 inches long. Dip into flour, then into egg. Roll into bread crumbs. Fry in deep oil heated to 370° for 3-4 minutes or until well browned. Drain on absorbent paper.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27
Our Most Characteristic Vice? March 27
Recognizing the Noonday Devil March 27
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? March 27
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13