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 Billy the Kid Egg Croquettes

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  • 3 - Tablespoon butter
  • 3 - Tablespoon flour
  • 3/4 - cup milk
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 - cayenne pepper
  • 4 - hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 - cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 - egg, slightly beaten


  1. In a saucepan at low heat, melt butter. Stir in the flour and gradually add the milk, salt and cayenne pepper. 

  2. Stir until ingredients have thickened.  Remove sauce from heat, add the chopped eggs and cool. 

  3. Shape into croquettes, roll in crumbs, dip in beaten egg, and fry in deep fat at 365 F about 3-minutes or until golden brown.

Do you know...
...that Originally, the term "cowboy" may have been intended literally - "a boy who tends cows."  By 1849 it had developed its modern sense as an adult cattle handler of the American West?

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