POSTED BY: Stefanie LaSalle
Who remembers these?!
Weaver's Chicken Croquettes were one of my favorite frozen dinner entrees growing up.
What are croquettes?
They're kind of like fried chicken meatballs with gravy. Crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. I had forgotten all about them until last year when one of the food blogs I read mentioned them, and I thought, "hmm I could really go for some of those." So I went to the grocery store, and looked and looked for them. When they couldn't be found, I searched online, and learned that they had been discontinued years ago.
I was disappointed. More disappointed than I should have been about a frozen food. But I felt sad that I had JUST remembered this thing from my childhood, and I was so excited to relive this little experience, and now it wouldn't be happening.
Then I remembered that the internet exists.
One Google search later, I had hundreds of copycat recipes to choose from. I looked through a bunch until I found one that I thought resembled the frozen version the best.
I put this recipe on my list of 14 recipes to make in 2014.
Here they are, waiting to be fried up. I was so excited to be making these that I only remembered to start taking pictures at this stage.
How'd it go? It's been a long time, but damn, they tasted just like I remembered! There are a lot of steps to make these guys, but it didn't take as long as I thought, AND it makes a huge batch. I fried all of them, but we only ate 4 for dinner that night. We froze the rest of them, once they cooled, in bunches of 4 or 6. When we were ready to eat them a couple weeks later, we preheated an oven to 400 degrees, and baked the frozen croquettes for 35 minutes. They came out awesome!