To be used with different additions.

1-2 tablespns. butter 1 cup hot milk

2 - 2 1/2 tablespns. flour 3/4 - 1 teaspn. salt

1 teaspn. grated onion may be used when suitable and also 1 egg, but croquettes are more creamy without the egg.

Rub the butter and flour together, add boiling milk, stirring; boil, remove from fire, add whatever is to be used for croquettes, cool thoroughly, shape into cones or rolls, set in cold place until ready to use.

This quantity is sufficient for the equivalent of 2 cups of fine chopped meat.