Cravings | Croquettembouche (Prosciutto & Cheese Croquette Tower With Spicy Maple Drizzle)
Croquettembouche (Prosciutto & Cheese Croquette Tower With Spicy Maple Drizzle)
  • Makes 28 croquettes
  • PREP: 50 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 4 hours (including chilling)

A savory version of the classic show-stopping French dessert—a perfect centerpiece for your holiday gatherings.

  • ¾

    cup all purpose flour

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning

  • ½

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to taste, plus more for seasoning

  • teaspoon grated nutmeg

  • 4

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 8

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2

    cups whole milk

  • ¾

    cup (4 ounces) grated Gruyère cheese

  • ¼

    cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 6

    thin slices prosciutto, chopped (or ½ cup frozen peas, defrosted)

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 ½

    cups panko breadcrumbs

  • 3

    cups vegetable or canola oil, for frying

  • ½

    cup maple syrup

  • ½

    teaspoon Thai chili flakes (or red pepper flakes)

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