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Croquettes are one of the Dutch’s most beloved snacks, delighting both young and old. In fact, their popularity is only matched by that of frikandellen. Inside a bread roll, together with fries or on their own, you can enjoy your croquettes in many ways. In terms of seasoning, they go particularly well with sauces such as mustard and mayonnaise. If you are in the Netherlands, you will find them in every snack bar that you come across. You will also be able to buy them at funny built-in-the-wall vending machines with little compartments, each containing a croquette or other snack locked behind a transparent door that you can open upon putting in a few coins.
Those who prefer to make their croquettes at home can head towards the frozen food aisle of any Dutch supermarket. Although croquettes are usually fried, some manufacturers have adjusted their recipe so that you can bake them in the oven as well. Mora’s croquettes, for instance, are suitable for the oven, deep fryers and even air fryers. Try these different cooking methods and see how you like your croquettes best!
The variety of croquettes
Dutch croquettes are made with minced meat coated with breadcrumbs. Did you know that croquettes and bitterballen are identical in every respect other than shape? In addition to the classic beef croquettes, various other kinds are now available, such as the Asian-flavoured chicken satay croquettes filled with chicken and peanut sauce. For those who want to scrap all meat from their diet, there are special vegetarian croquettes.
The origin of croquettes
If you thought that croquettes originated in the Netherlands, you’ve got it wrong. The most ancient recipes come from France and date all the way back to the 18th century. It is said that Louis XIV’s cook prepared these for His Majesty. The first Dutch recipe that is known of dates from 1830 and is similarly ascribed to a royal cook, in this case that of William I of the Netherlands.
Did you know that in the early 20th-century Netherlands croquettes were considered a luxury product and were served in between courses as part of exclusive menus? It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that croquettes became more of a street food sold in snack bars and, later on, supermarkets.
If you find yourself craving Dutch croquettes, don’t hesitate to stop by Super Lekker.
- Brand Mora
- Origin Holland
- Net weight 280 g (4 x 70 g)
- Ingredients Water, beef, 14% *, wheat flour, vegetable oils (palm, rapeseed, sunflower), breadcrumbs (wheat), free-range egg white, gelatin, salt, natural aromas (celery), bovine collagen, wheat gluten, onion, thickeners: guar gum, E464, wheat starch, garlic, dextrose, spices, parsley, emulsifier: soy lecithin, coloring: E150d. * Corresponds to 10% cooked beef. E numbers are adjuvants approved by the EU.
- Preparation In fryer: frozen croquette 5.5 minutes at 180C. Up to 4 pieces at a time. Oven 250C: frozen 12 minutes. Preheat oven or grill and turn product regularly. Airfryer 200C: frozen 11 minutes. Prepare up to 4 pieces simultaneously. Preheat airfryer.
- Preservation Store in the freezer at -18
- Information about allergies No artificial flavors and fragrances. Lactose-free recipes.
- Return policy Without posibility to return
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