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Bacalhao Croquettes

Bacalhao Croquettes are a traditional tapa made with a wide variety of fillings, with salted cod being most popular. Featuring Chef's Own Pre-Dust, Chef's Own Tempura Batter and Chef's Own Fine Panko Breadcrumbs. These croquettes combine salted cod, onions and nutmeg for a delicious, bite-sized appetizer. 

What You'll Need

200 g Salted Cod
30 ml Olive Oil
125 g Onion, diced
 200 g Flour
200 g Butter
1,26 Milk
15 g Salt
6 g Black Pepper
1 g  Nutmeg
50 g Chef's Own™ Pre-Dust
200 g Chef's Own™ Tempura Batter
600 ml Water
200 g Chef's Own™ Fine Panko Breadcrumbs


Preparation Step 1– Balcahao Croquettes
1. PREPARE THE CROQUETTE FILLING: Sift the flour to avoid lumps. Heat the butter in a big pot over medium heat until light brown & starting to foam, add the sifted flour. Stir continuously until mixture becomes a nice sandy brown color, whisk in the milk while constantly stirring. Season with salt and nutmeg. Simmer for 5-7 minutes before adding the cod/onion mixture & mix well. Spread the mix on a tray & refrigerate until completely cold. Shape croquettes as liked.
Preparation Step 2 – Balcahao Croquettes
2. Dust croquettes with Chef's Own™ Pre-Dust (Step 1)
Preparation Step 3– Balcahao Croquettes
3. Dissolve Chef's Own™ Tempura Batter in cold water. Allow batter to rest for 10 minutes, dip croquettes into the batter. (Step 2)
Preparation Step 4– Balcahao Croquettes
4. Coat the croquettes with Chef's Own™ Fine Panko Breadcrumbs. (Step 3)
Preparation Step 5– Balcahao Croquettes
5. Deep fry croquettes at 175°C for 3-4 min.