Cod croquettes

Pair with Fino

Fino, a dry white wine made with Palomino grapes pairs perfectly with the salty notes of the cod.

Ingredients

350 g 
desalted cod
1/2 
onion
1  
garlic clove
Little leaves 
Fresh parsley
To prepare 
the bechamel cream
100gr 
butter
170gr 
flour
800 ml 
milk
A pinch 
salt
A pinch 
nutmeg
A pinch 
ground black pepper
To coat in batter 
Egg and breadcrumbs

Directions

Béchamel cream

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, then add flour and lower heat stirring constantly to brown the mix without burning. 

Gradually add warm milk, nutmeg, pepper and salt stirring constantly to remove any lumps.  If you see any lumps use a blender or whisk to create a smooth texture of the bechamel cream.

Reduce to a low heat and continue stirring allowing the béchamel to thicken, while in another pan, saute the onions until clear.  Add the cod and garlic to the onions and finally the chopped parsley.   

Add the onion and cod mix to the béchamel allowing it to finish thickening, it needs to be quite thick before taking off the heat to allow to cool. 

Pour the mixture into a shallow dish allowing to cool.  

To make the croquettes, take a dessert spoon of the mix and with clean hands shape into a ball.  Dip into the whipped egg mix, then the breadcrumbs.  Fry in a pan with very hot oil. 

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Pairing Fino with food

It is an ideal aperitif wine and goes well with all types of tapa, especially olives, nuts and Iberian cured ham.

Also providing the perfect companion for shellfish and fish, especially those with a marked salty taste (anchovies) or even raw (sashimi).

Its low acetic acid content combines exceptionally well with dishes of marked acidity (vinaigrette salads, marinades, etc.) as well as with cold soups (gazpacho, ajo blanco, etc.).

 

Fino fast facts

Always serve chilled

Use an ice bucket with both ice and water to serve chilled between 6º & 8º C.

Perfect for Tapas

It adapts perfectly to a diverse range of salty and intense flavours.

Style of Glass

In traditional wide-rimmed catavinos, or in white wine glasses.

Analytic data

  • Alcoholic content between 15 y 18% vol. (generally, 15% vol.)
  • Sugar < 5 gr. / litre (usually < 1 gr. / litre)
  • Total Acidity (tartaric) 3 - 5 gr. / litre
  • Volatile Acidity (acetic) <0,25 gr. / litre
  • Very Low In Glycerine Content < 2 gr. / litre
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