Porcini bitterballen - typical Dutch croquettes | in my Red Kitchen

Bitterballen – Dutch croquettes with porcini

Porcini bitterballen - typical Dutch croquettes | in my Red Kitchen

According to Wikipedia a croquette is a: “small breadcrumbed fried food roll containing, usually as main ingredients, mashed potatoes and/or ground meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), shellfish, fish, cheese, vegetables and mixed with béchamel or brown sauce, and soaked white bread, egg, onion, spices and herbs, wine, milk, beer or any of the combination thereof, sometimes with a filling, e.g. sauteed onions or mushrooms, boiled eggs (Scotch eggs). The croquette is usually shaped into a cylinder, disk or oval shape and then deep-fried. The croquette (from the French croquer, “to crunch”) gained worldwide popularity, both as a delicacy and as a fast food.”

According to me a croquette is just insanely delicious 😉

Lamb stew with porcini

After a delicious first course we serve this Lamb stew with porcini as the main course for Christmas. It’s an easy recipe and it can easily be prepared the day before.

Earlier this year -back in Amsterdam- I bought lamb steaks. I thought. But it turned out to be lamb shoulder. And, as we all know, you can make some delicious stew with lamb shoulder.
So I did. I tossed some ingredients together and made a delicious lamb stew. If only I wrote down the recipe or remembered what ingredients I used to make this…