I travel a lot to Amsterdam and my favourite snake is Bitterballen, delicious deep fried meat ball croquettes and to wash everything down a nice pint of Dutch witbier….

I thought it would be interesting to give it a little Brazilian twist without changing the original too much. 

Hope you enjoy it.

Brazilian Bitterballen
Serves 4
Delicious Dutch croquettes with a Brazilian twist
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
  1. 100 grams butter
  2. 150 grams flour
  3. 700 ml beef bouillon
  4. 30 grams fresh onion, minced
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  6. 400 grams Ribs (see recipe) cooked meat, shredded
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  9. Nutmeg
  10. Oil for deep frying
For coating
  1. plain flour
  2. 2 eggs
  3. Cassava flour or bread crumbs
  1. Assuming that you have already done the ribs (see recipe). Using the same pan.
  2. Melt the butter, add the flour and with mix it well cook it for 1 minute until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the beef stock keep mixing it not to get lumps.
  4. Cook for a further minute.
  5. Add the Parsley, onion ,de-boned and shredded ribs.
  6. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
  7. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  8. Transfer to a bawl and let it cool before placing it in the fridge for 2.5 to 3.5 hours or until the mixture firms up.
  9. Using a dessert spoon scoop some of the mixture drop it into the plain flour.
  10. Shape it into a ball.
  11. Them drop it into the egg mix (must be quick).
  12. Them roll it into the cassava flour or bread crumbs.
  13. Refrigerate them or deep fry it straight away.
  14. Cook them for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown (if using cassava flour they will be a paler).
  15. Drain in kitchen towel and let it cool down for a few minutes before serving.
  1. Be careful, they will be supper hot (hotter then the surface of the sun) so let it cool down for a few minutes.
  2. Server it with grainy mustard or in my case chilly sauce 🙂
Brazilian Chef http://www.brazilianchef.co.uk/

For the pork ribs recipe please check the following recipe: Melt in your mouth pork ribs

Enjoy this amazing Brazilian fusion recipe with friends and family over a cold beverage of choice!