May 26, 2011 • Category: Main Dish
INGREDIENTS: 20 croquettes
- 3/4 pound of ground chicken (with a bit of fat)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup (packed) of minced herbs, such as basil and cilantro
- 1/2 cup of shredded kashkaval cheese (or any hard cheese such as swiss or cheddar)
- 2 cloves of garlic, mashed in a mortar with a dash of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of sumac, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of allspice, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- DUKKAH to coat the chicken croquettes: 1 cup of ground toasted almonds, 1/2 cup of ground toasted pecans, 1/2 cup of toasted sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika.
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups of vegetable oil
- 1 lime, quartered
Serve with a creamy mustard vinaigrette: Place two tablespoons of your favorite honey-mustard in a bowl; add two tablespoons of rice vinegar and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well to combine.
- Place the chicken in a bowl; add the minced herbs, the egg, the spices, garlic paste and shredded cheese. Pour the cup of flour in a small bowl, beat the eggs in another bowl, pour the dukkah in the third bowl. Shape the chicken into balls with a cookie dough scooper and dip them in flour. Line them up on a cookie sheet lined with a piece of foil.
- Pour the oil in a large skillet and heat it to 375F. Dip the chicken balls in egg then in the dukkah. Place in the fridge while the oil heats up. Fry for about 5 minutes till golden and cooked and drain on paper towels. Serve with a mustard sauce and wedges of lime if desired.
NOTE: Kashkaval is a sheep’s milk cheese that is sold at all Middle-Eastern and ethnic stores; it is mild in taste and very popular in Lebanon.
23 Comments • Comments Feed
J’aime ces boulettes de viande qui doivent être bien croquantes à l’extérieur. Je retiens ta recette. Merci Joumana et passe une bonne soirée.
On May 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm
These look great! I love croquettes!
On May 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm
The coating for these has to be absolutely delicious and crunchy. I’d love to ry this!
On May 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm
T.W. Barritt says:
That coating of nuts, seeds and spices sounds wonderful. The photo makes me crave a bite right now!
On May 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm
Feel like dipping those irresistible croquettes in that yummy dip and having rite now,looks marvellous and addictive..
On May 26, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Belinda @zomppa says:
Thanks for the dukkah recipe – what a great way to make these croquettes unforgettable.
On May 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm
On May 26, 2011 at 11:44 pm
A lovely, down to earth dish… saw some Kashkaval in my deli the other day!
On May 27, 2011 at 12:05 am
sheila @ Elements says:
How cute! I would have never thought to put them on the stick like that, but it’s an excellent idea! I sure wish I could try that cheese. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it around these parts though.
On May 27, 2011 at 12:26 am
délicieuse recette, j’aime beaucoup
On May 27, 2011 at 1:07 am
An interesting cheese. Those croquettes must be delicious.
On May 27, 2011 at 1:49 am
These look so good. Do you think it would work to bake them instead of fry? Have you ever tried?
On May 27, 2011 at 4:50 am
@Jumanah: I have never tried baking them but I may do so next time, less work and less fat!
On May 27, 2011 at 8:23 am
What an unusual coating for your croquettes! The flavor must be amazing. I’m not familiar with the cheese, Joumana. Will ask about it when I next go to my cheese store.
On May 27, 2011 at 6:05 am
The coating looks fabulous!
On May 27, 2011 at 7:02 am
Too bad I am a vegetarian but I can tell it is really very well made ~ my brother loves chicken n he will definitely gobble it up 🙂 Will try next time he visits .
On May 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm
I love that they are on sticks! So cute!
On May 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm
These look fabulous. So glad I found your website… I love Lebanese food!
On May 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm
I find this very interesting, especially the coating you’ve used for the chicken. This is a dish I know I would love. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary
On May 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Bria @ WestofPersia says:
These look awesome. Kinda like chicken falafels! Yum 🙂
On May 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm
These sound really delicious!
On May 28, 2011 at 9:11 am
These croquettes are adorable and look delicious. I like the idea of the potato ones two. They remind me of Russian pierogi (pies) that are also made savory like this, with potatoes or meat, onions encased in a pastry.
On June 17, 2011 at 9:08 am