Mushroom croquettes

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Croquetas (croquettes), I love them, any kind. It is very common in Spain to order croquetas in a tapas bar. Spain has a lot of different kinds of croquetas; with chicken, or ham, cheese, meat, seafood, mushrooms, etc, etc. I’ll definitely make all of them for you:)     Or I’ll try to 😉

I love mushrooms, and there are so many different varieties. Mushrooms are great for sauces, sides, pastas… I like to get my mushrooms at the farmers market. So fresh and so good.

For this recipe, it doesn’t really matter which kind of mushroom you use. I would recommend just using your favorite kind of mushroom. I like shiitake mushrooms so, those are the ones I used for this recipe.


Mushroom Croquetas

Eat your veggies with these delicious croquetas!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: spanish
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 20 Croquetas


  • 5 oz Mushrooms Chopped
  • 1 Small onion Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole Milk (or 2%)
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 cups Plain Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Cups Canola Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive oil


  • Drizzle some olive oil on a pan and cook the onion on medium heat until it browns.
  •  In a separate pan, cook the mushrooms with a generouse drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Place the mixture into the food processor and chop it to a fine consistency. If you don’t have a food processor, use a blender or another substitute. Set it aside.
  • In a large pan, add 2 tablespoons of butter and cook in low heat until the butter melts. Once it’s melted, add 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour.  Whisk constantly until the flour is brown. Add 1/2 cup of milk and the nutmeg and whisk until everything has been incorporated (it should like like a white sauce).
    *If it looks very thick, add the remaining 1/4 cup and up tp 1/2 cup of milk. If its too liquidy, add another tablespoon of flour. You don’t want a liquid dough because it will be impossible to form the croquettes.
  • Place the mixture into the pan and stir it. Keep stirring, you want all the ingredients to be fully incorporated.
  • Transfer the mixture onto a plate, let it cool down for about 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with a plastic wrap and transfer into the refrigerator.
  • The mixture should rest for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • After the dough has rested, prepare the egg mixture. For this, I beat one egg and I put the bread crumbs onto a large plate.
  • Shape the mixture into small croquettes with a small spoon.
  • Once it’s ready, fry them! It is super fast. It takes me about 3 minutes total for each batch of croquettes.
  • Remove the croquettes and let them rest on a paper towel to cool and remove excess oil.  Serve warm and… BON PROFIT!


Make Ahead: Prepare the recipe at night so the dough can rest overnight and you can fry them the next day. 
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Mushroom croquettes