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Recipes for Parties: Game and Mushroom Croquettes

Recipes for Parties: Game and Mushroom Croquettes

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizers, Easy Recipes, Starters
Servings 4


  • 1 lb (450g) mushrooms
  • 4 oz (100g) ham
  • Bunch parsley
  • 2oz (50g) butter
  • 4 oz (100 g) plain flour
  • 1/4 (150 ml) pint milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 lb (575 g) game
  • 2fl oz (50ml) Madeira wine
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 4 oz (100 g) dried breadcrumbs
  • Oil for deep-frying


  • Clean the mushrooms and cut off the tips of the stalks. Finely chop the ham and parsley.
  • Melt half the butter in a saucepan, sprinkle on 25 g/1 oz flour and stir over the heat until golden.
  • Gradually add the milk and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes, stirring continuously. Leave the sauce to cool slightly, then stir in two egg yolks.
  • Beat the two remaining egg yolks with the egg whites. Skin and trim the game, and mince twice through the finest blade of the mincer.
  • Mix the mince with the sauce, ham, parsley, 25 g/1 oz flour, the remaining butter, the Madeira, salt, pepper and allspice, and knead to form a smooth dough.
  • Wet your hands and surround each mushroom with a ball of the mixture, lightly pressing the meat together. Coat the balls with the remaining flour, then the beaten egg and finally the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the oil for deep-frying to 180C/350f. Fry the croquettes for 6-8 minutes until brown and crispy.
  • Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and leave to cool. Serve with Cumberland sauce or cranberry jelly.
Keyword Party Recipe, Snacks