Brie and Basil Croquettes

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add 1/4 cup flour and stir until light golden, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Gradually whisk in milk.
  • Return pan to heat.
  • Simmer gently until very thick but still pourable, about 4 minutes.
  • Add cheese and basil and stir until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in 1 egg.
  • Pour into 10" diameter pie plate.
  • Press plastic wrap onto surface of cheese mixture to prevent skin from forming.
  • Chill overnight.
  • With floured hands, form cheese mixture into walnut-size balls.
  • Dust cheese balls with flour.
  • Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Press each cheese ball into 3/4" thick round.
  • Place remaining egg in small bowl and beat to blend.
  • Place crumbs in medium bowl.
  • Dip cheese rounds into egg, then into crumbs, coating thoroughly.
  • Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, fry cheese rounds just until brown, about 1 minute per side.
  • Do not overcook.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve warm.
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