Creamy Crab Croquettes with Rice Flour
White sauce made with rice flour has a hint of sweetness and melts in your mouth. Since rice flour does not become lumpy when it is used as a thickener in a sauce, anyone, even those new to making the white sauce, can create a smooth textured sauce that would surely please the crowd!
It is very easy to make white sauce with rice flour. Combine milk and rice flour first in a saucepan. Add chicken bouillon into the milk, then turn on the heat. When the sauce thickens and boils, add butter for extra flavor.
All rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Make this dish completely gluten-free by using gluten-free substitutes for other ingredients as needed.
|7oz/200g||gluten-free bread (4 slices make about 2 cups of bread crumbs)|
For the white sauce
|3 tablespoons (40g)||butter for the sauce|
|¼ cup (46g)||rice flour|
|1½ cups (350ml)||milk|
|¼ cup (50ml)||heavy cream|
|¾ tablespoon (10g)||butter for sautéing|
|1 (150g)||onion, minced (about 1 cup)|
|1 (6oz/170g) can||crab meat, separated|
|1 teaspoon(7g)||chicken bouillon|
|White pepper to taste|
For the breading
|⅓ cup (50g)||rice flour|
|¼ cup (50ml)||milk|
|Vegetable oil for frying|
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
Toast gluten-free bread for 15 minutes. When cool, make bread crumbs in a food processor. Set aside.
For the sauce
Heat the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add rice flour and stir. Gradually add milk and heavy cream. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Turn off the heat. Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet. Sauté the onions. When translucent, combine the white sauce and the crab meat. Add chicken bouillon and simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a heat proof tray, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
Divide the batter into 12 equal portions. Form each portion into a cylinder shape. Dust with rice flour, dredge into the egg, and coat with bread crumbs.
Deep fry in 350°F (180°C) oil until golden brown. Serve.
- This recipe uses US customary units. Measurement equivalents include: 1 teaspoon = 5ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, and 1 US cup = 237ml or 8fl oz. (1 metric cup = 250ml or 8.5fl oz.)
- The cooking time using microwave oven in this recipe is based on 1,000W in the US.
- The temperature and baking time may be different depending on the oven used. Please adjust accordingly.
- All rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Make this dish completely gluten-free by using gluten-free substitutes for other ingredients as needed.