Chicken Croquette
Author: Urban Paleo Chef
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour
There are few things more comforting and satisfying than a flavorful Chicken Croquette. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Sweet Potatoes, mashed
  • 1 cup Chicken, cooked and chopped (I slow-cooked it in coconut oil)
  • ½ cup Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 Egg, beaten (Pastured Eggs)
  • ½ cup Coconut Cream
  • ½ cup Coconut Flour (or nut flour)
  • (Optional) Some finely chopped chives to enhance the green-onion flavor
  • 2 pinches each of Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • Refined Nut-Oil for frying (I used walnut oil)
Instructions
  1. Mix the coconut flour and coconut cream thoroughly. Make sure there are no clumps in the mixture.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, including the egg, salt and pepper, and continue to mix until you have a mostly homogeneous tan-looking thick paste.
  3. Pinch a large chunk of the paste out of the mixing bowl and roll it in to a ball in your hands. Now pat that ball out to a flat patty; leave it on a plate while you create patties with the rest of the croquette paste.
  4. Heat the oil up in the pan on high. Once the pan is radiating heat, you can start cooking.
  5. Carefully place the patties in to the heated oil.
  6. Let the patties cook for 2-4 minutes per side. After about 30-60 seconds of cook time, slide the spatula under the croquette patties to make sure that they're not sticking to the pan.
  7. After 2-4 minutes (depending on patty size) of cook time, flip the croquettes and cook the other side. The just-done patty should be a golden-brown color. Don't be surprised if patches of the croquette are a darker color than the rest of it.
  8. Remove the croquettes from the pan and place them on a plate.
  9. Cover the plate and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.
  10. Now serve and enjoy!
Notes
Note on 3: You should have enough croquette past to make 4-6 patties. As usual, it's better to make them smaller than you think you need.
Note on 5: This is what you use refined nut oils for; unrefined oils will degrade under high heat conditions.
Note on 7: cook time depends on how large you made your patties - smaller patties cook for a shorter time while larger patties need longer.
Recipe by Urban Paleo Chef at http://urbanpaleochef.com/2013/09/12/chicken-croquette/