Monday, January 02, 2006

Chicken Roundups (Croquettes) © 1955

Creamy, soft centers all wrapped in nut-brown crusts to whet the appetite.

Mix together lightly and set aside
2 cups finely chopped or ground cooked chicken
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice

and a mixture of
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
1/4 teaspoon celery salt

Prepare a Thick White Sauce -- Melt in a saucepan
1/4 cup butter or margarine
Blend in all at one time
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat until mixture bubbles. Remove from heat and gradually blend in
1 cup milk
Return to heat and bring rapidly to boiling, stirring constantly; cook 1 to 2 min. longer. Combine with chicken mixture. Chill in refrigerator.

About 20 min. before deep-frying, fill a deep saucepan one-half to two-thirds full with fat or oil for deep-frying. Heat slowly to 375ºF.

Shape chilled chicken mixture into balls, cones or cylinders. Roll in
1 cup (3 slices) fine, dry bread crumbs
Dip into mixture of
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon milk

Again coat in bread crumbs, shaking off loose crumbs.

Deep-fry croquettes, turning frequently to brown evenly. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve immediately. 6 servings.

*To make Fish Roundups, follow recipe. Substitute cooked, flaked salmon for chicken.

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Blogger Terri said...

This looks DELICIOUS!!! Deep fried ANYTHING is awesome! I must try this.

8:39 AM  
Blogger hapnor said...

Uhhh, everyone got that it has MSG in it right? Hee Hee

7:02 AM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

It DOES look good, doesn't it? I'm anxious to try it. I love me some croquettes! :)

But MSG makes everything more delicious! ;) You gotta keep in mind this was 1955, back when people's spice racks actually contained spices and they used them. Unlike today where anything and everything is bad for you or has been proven to cause Cancer or some other such deadly outcome. Screw it. I still love Saccharin! Mmmm TAB!

Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)

11:05 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I don't think you would have to use the MSG. Isn't it just a preservative?

10:44 AM  

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