Homemade Croquettes
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Spanish Inspired
Ham leftovers meet Spanish flair with these cheesy fried bites complete with a simple dipping sauce.
  • 2 C diced ham
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • ½ C flour
  • 1½ C bread crumbs
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 TBSP parsley flakes
  • ½ C mayo
  • ¼ C brown mustard
  • 1 C shredded cheese (we used cheddar jack)
  • 1 C canola oil
  1. In a saucepan, melt margarine and add flour and combine. Cook over medium heat for 1 minute
  2. Add milk, whisk and cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring frequently.
  3. Add shredded cheese and combine until melted.
  4. In a food processor, chop ham until a small dice.
  5. Add ham to cheese mixture.
  6. Remove from pan and spread over a plate or small sheet pan
  7. Refrigerate until cool
  8. In a small bowl, crack 1 egg and whisk in 1 tbsp water
  9. Set up breaking station with 3 bowls, egg mix bowl, flour bowl and a bread crumb bowl mixed with parsley.
  10. Remove mixture from refrigerator and scoop about a tbsp of mixture and roll into balls in your hand and then flatten slightly to resemble the shape in the picture.
  11. Continue until all are formed.
  12. In a sauté pan heat ¼ c oil and have plate ready covered with paper towels
  13. Take croquettes and coat lightly with flour, then dip in egg and then in bread crumbs until coated.
  14. Place in sauté pan and fry till browned, turning to brown all sides
  15. Remove and place on paper towel lined plate.
  16. To make sauce: combine mayo with brown mustard (yes it's that easy!)
  17. Serve and enjoy
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/homemade-croquettes/