Aunt Caroline's Dixieland Recipes/Meats/Massa’s Cheese Croquettes

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MASSA’S CHEESE CROQUETTES

3 tablespoonsful shortening,
¼ teaspoon paprika,
⅓ cup bread flour,
¼ teaspoon mustard,
1 cup hot milk,
Few grains cayenne,
¼ teaspoon salt,
1 cup cheese cut fine.

Melt shortening, add flour; add hot milk, and stir until smooth and thick; add seasonings and cheese, and pour into a shallow dish to cool. Shape into small pyramids, roll in sifted crumbs, dip in egg, and again in crumbs, and fry in deep fat until brown. Serve immediately.