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    Dutch 'Bitterballen' : Bite-size veal croquettes

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 5 mins

    2 hrs

    5 mins

    Bollie's Note:

    Bitterballen, bite-size veal croquettes. These are usually eaten when dutch people go to a bar and served with a drink. I quess you could call it dutch 'Tapas' !

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      in a pan put meat, bouquet garni and beef stock slowly to the boil and simmer for about 1 hour until meat is tender.
    2. 2
      Strain off 200 ml stock into a measuring jug.
    3. 3
      Slice the cooked meat very thinly.
    4. 4
      Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the flour.
    5. 5
      Add the stock, while stirring, and continue stirring until the sauce is thick and smooth.
    6. 6
      Leave the sauce to cook gently for about 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stir in the meat and add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
    8. 8
      Pour the ragout onto a flat plate and refrigerate until firm.
    9. 9
      (Best to make this one day in advance) In a deep plate beat the eggs with one tablespoon of water.
    10. 10
      Shape the ragout into 24 balls (Little bit smaller than golfball) and roll in the breadcrumbs.
    11. 11
      Then roll in the beaten eggs and breadcrumbs again.
    12. 12
      Repeat until well coated.
    13. 13
      Heat oil in a deep fat fryer to 180 degrees celcius.
    14. 14
      Deep fry croquettes 6 at the time for 3-4 minutes until brown and crisp.
    15. 15
      Drain on paper towel.
    16. 16
      Serve the warm'bitterballen' on a plate with a serving of mustard next to it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 02, 2002

      35

      Spent many an hour sitting at my bar, quaffing liberal amounts of Bitterballs 'n Booze. Vunderbar!

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    • on February 02, 2002

      55

      Great recipe!

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    • on January 19, 2005

      45

      I prefer to use stweing beef rather then veal and serve with a coarse flavorful mustard. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dutch 'Bitterballen' : Bite-size veal croquettes

    Serving Size: 1 (36 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 48.1
     
    Calories from Fat 19
    39%
    Total Fat 2.1 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 27.1 mg
    9%
    Sodium 102.5 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    1%
    Protein 3.0 g
    6%

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    bouquet garni

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