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Habanero y Corn Croquettes

I love these Un-fancy little creamy pockets of deliciousness and once you make your first batch of them, you will be hooked!!

These ones are a good starting point and a little spicy - just adjust the filling to your level of heat preference and you will be fine!

I’ve frozen half of the filling mix for another day - in an attempt to not eat them all in one sitting - a batch probably makes about 30 - so go for it and make them all in one go!

Habanero croquettes


1 can creamed corn

1 habanero Chilli - de seeded and finely diced

1 Shallot finely diced

1/4 tsp white pepper

1 tsp cayenne Chilli powder

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp Butter

2 Tbsp Veggie oil

1 cup (approx) plain flour

750ml full milk (approx)

Salt to taste

Crumbing station:

Egg, flour, breadcrumbs

Each in separate containers and rolled in this order

Flour then egg then crumbs

Heat pan on medium heat and add Butter and oil and wait until combined, then add in shallot and cook a couple of minutes until starts to become translucent - then add habanero and cayenne pepper and sauté until well combined.

Add in flour in small batches, whisking while you combine - this cooks out the raw flour taste, and you should have the mix form almost a dough like consistency. Add in small amounts of milk and whisk to smooth out, while adding in the rest of the milk little by little. Whisking it in between additions will help keep it lump free and shiny! Add in seasoning, cheese, corn & allow to cook about 5mins or so to combine all ingredients - will be quite thick custard kind of consistency. When ready - pour into rectangle cake tray and cover with baking paper - smooth over the top then place in fridge/freezer to cool as quickly as possible.

Scoop out a spoonful of the chilled mix and start crumbing! You can shape/roll into traditional log shapes, or roll balls - make them bite sized and have fun! Flour, egg then breadcrumbs last of all!!

Heat up veggie oil to a medium heat in a deep pan, then fry a few at a time until golden brown and crispy - it won’t take long!

Serve with lime Mayo or any other dipping sauce that you love!

If you make these - please send me your pics so I can share them and let people know!! I have videos of the recipe in action over on Instagram too if you need a visual x

Buen provecho



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