It’s time for another contribution to this months The Cookbook Guru. Glenda has made some beautiful croquettes, this time with chicken, in the style of Mrs Beeton’s recipe of “fowl and rice croquettes” recreated with a modern edge. Enjoy.
Today’s recipe is another from this month’s feature cookbook by The Cook Book Guru, The Book of Household Management by Mrs Isabella Beeton.
The recipe is actually called ‘fowl and rice croquettes’ in the book but I didn’t want to scare you all off with such a title, especially when Debi from My Kitchen Witch advised:
The 1907 edition significantly added an Edwardian genteel flourish for the upwardly mobile, dressing up what was once plain cooking, and included the affectation of French names for the recipes.
In that case, let’s call these lovely little croquettes: Croquettes De Poulet.
We really enjoyed the croquettes. There is no strong flavour to them – they are just nice comfort food. Anyone who objects to strong spicy food would love these. Everyone else would find them satisfyingly pleasant. They would be a great addition to a platter at a cocktail party, taken on a picnic or served…
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