Seafood Croquettes

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp Unsalted butter
½ small Onion -- finely minced
½ Celery stalk -- finely Diced
3 Tbsp All-purpose flour
80 ml (⅓ cup) Milk
¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
 Bread crumbs
500 gm (1 lb) Cooked fish and/or shellfish (eg. salmon, shri Scallops, white fish -- or a combination)
1 Tbsp Finely chopped parsley
1 Tbsp Chopped chives
Salt 
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper (variable)
 Flavorless cooking oil


Method:

Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. 
Add the onion and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until soft. 
Add the flour, stirring to form a paste. 
Add the milk and nutmeg and cook another minute or so until mixture thickens. 
Meanwhile, place bread crumbs on a plate. 
Scrape the cooked mixture into a mixing bowl and add the fish, parsley, chives, salt and pepper. 
Using 2 forks, mash the fish into the mixture. 
Drop tablespoon dollops of the mixture into the bread crumbs
Deep fry until fish is cooked and crumbed outside is a dark orange colour.


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