Charcuterie / Entrées

Chorizo and Cheese Croquettes with Red Wine Sauce

with Chorizo - Time-honored Spanish Recipe

Ingredients

5 oz. Chorizo

2 cups Mashed potatoes 8 oz. Freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese 1 cup all-purpose Flour 1 large Egg 1 tbsp. Water 1½ cups Plain breadcrumbs Vegetable Oil Salt & pepper ½ tsp. Paprika

Red Wine Sauce:

1 cup Balsamic vinegar 1 cup Cavit Red Blend wine ¼ cup Brown sugar

Directions

​In a small bowl. Stir together ½ tsp paprika and 1 tsp salt. Set aside

In a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, Cavit red blend, and brown sugar. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cooking until the sauce has thickened (about 5-8 min.)

In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, ¼ tsp salt, pepper, chorizo, and cheddar. Set aside

Add flour to one bowl, beat egg and water together in another bowl and breadcrumbs in a third bowl

Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat

Form 2-inch logs out of the potato and chorizo combination. Dredge the logs first in flour, then egg wash, and finally in breadcrumbs. Working in batches, fry until golden on all sides, approximately 2 minutes, and remove to a paper towel lined plate. Season with paprika salt. Serve with red wine dipping sauce

Credit: Megan Basset, Honest Cooking