Cooking in Our Homeschool
The boys and I have been watching cooking shows together and I’ve been incorporating “cooking class” into our homeschool. It has been a lot of fun for all of us, but be warned! Cooking with kids takes twice as long, so you’ll need a heaping helping of patience and time. There are some days I know we just don’t have time for a cooking class.
Last week we watched an episode of “Sandra’s Money-Saving Meals” on Food Network. She was doing a bake sale theme. At the end she did two savory recipes, and I fell in love with both. The first one was Ham & Cheese Pinwheels, which we can’t make yet because it uses pizza dough, and gluten-free pizza dough just doesn’t roll up into a log. I want to try it with rice paper instead, but haven’t found the rice paper yet. (Is that even the right term?)
The second savory recipe was Ham & Cheese Croquettes. If you don’t have to worry about food allergies, you could click on the colored link and get her recipe. For those of you that need to eat gluten-free or GFCF, you’ll be able to use the recipe I adapted. It is YUMMY!
GFCF Ham & Cheese Croquettes
1 1/2 c. King Arthur Gluten-free Baking Mix
1 c. dairy-free milk of choice
1 egg (I am not familiar w/egg replacer, but if you can use it in biscuits, I think you can use it here.)
4 slices allergy-friendly ham/ deli ham
1/2 onion, diced
1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp or more favorite seasonings (I used Mrs. Dash garlic & herb)
1 TB goat cheese (You can leave it out if you don’t have it, but it does add flavor.)
1 1/2 – 2 c. gluten-free bread crumbs
2 c. oil for frying
Start oil heating in deep pan/pot.
Mix dry ingredients. Add milk and egg. Mix til almost combined. Add in goat cheese. Mix more. Add in ham and onion. Finish mixing.
(The original recipe calls for 1 cup of mix. It was too soupy. I added more, and I don’t know how much exactly, but next time I’ll start w/ 1 1/2 cups.)
Use a small scoop or tablespoon and drop scoops of mix into bowl of breadcrumbs. Roll around/cover in breadcrumbs. Gently place into oil.
(This was the first time I’ve ever deep fried anything. When you put the croquettes into the oil, it should bubble.)
Cook for about five minutes, or until golden brown. You might have to taste test one to make sure it’s cooked all the way. Bummer.
Makes about 24. We ate some for lunch and saved some to take with us on an outing.
Want a place to plan your meals? Home Educating Family has a beautiful “Well Planned Meals” planner for October. The cool part is you can type in your menu, THEN print! Snag it and a chore chart here!