These fun-to-eat croquettes are a crispy treat for the whole family. You can get onion juice by straining pureed onion and collecting the liquid -- or you can save yourself the trouble and substitute a tablespoon (or more, if you like) of minced onion.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning croquettes
- 1 pound claw crabmeat
- 1 teaspoon onion juice
- Cracker crumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- Vegetable oil, as needed
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Continue stirring until well mixed and heated through. Add the milk slowly, stirring with a whisk all the while, until the sauce is hot and thickened. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt.
In a bowl, combine the crabmeat with the onion juice and salt and pepper to taste. When well mixed, add to the white sauce. With your hands, mold the mixture into croquettes; roll in cracker crumbs. Dip in beaten egg and roll in the crumbs again. Fry in 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until the croquettes are golden brown.
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