Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chicken Croquettes

Mrs. Curtis's Cook Book cira. 1908

Note: The recipe has "good" written in old script with a pencil in my book.

Chicken Croquettes.

1 1/2 cupfuls chopped chicken,
3/4 cupful chopped ham,
6 chopped mushrooms,
4 tablespoonfuls flour,
2 tablespoonfuls butter,
1 cupful chicken stock,
1 tablespoonful cream,
Pepper and salt,
1 teaspoonful lemon juice.

Put in a saucepan the flour and butter. Mix till the butter absorbs the flour, then add stock made from boiling up the bones of the chicken, and stir till it becomes a thick paste.

Add cream, pepper and salt enough to season, a little nutmeg and lemon juice.

Stir in the chopped chicken and mushrooms.And the ham

Mix well and turn on a plate to cool.

When cold, roll a tablespoonful of the mixture into an oblong shape, dip in egg and bread crumbs, and fry in hot fat.

-Margaret Bailey