Ham Croquettes Recipe

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Ham Croquettes Recipe


How To Make Ham Croquettes

These deep-fried ham croquettes are a sure hit with their crunchy and crumbly goodness. Each bite is brimming with well-seasoned ground ham.

Prep: 30 mins
Refrigerate: 1 hr
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 1 hr 40 mins


  • 4 tbsp butter , or margarine
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, plus additional 3 tbsp
  • cup evaporated milk, (1 can), Nestle Carnation
  • 12 oz smoked ham, (2 cups) or baked ham, ground
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • cups bread crumbs, fine plain
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • 1 lime, fresh, cut into wedges


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook until soft. Add ¼ cup of flour and mix with a wire whisk. Gradually add evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture comes just to a boil and is thick and creamy.

  2. Add ham, parsley, sherry, black pepper, and nutmeg to the skillet; mix well. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on low heat. Taste; season with additional salt if desired.

  3. Pour ham mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan. Cool in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes so that it will be easy to handle.

  4. Beat eggs with water in a small mixing bowl until frothy. Combine bread crumbs and remaining flour and place in a second bowl or plate. Scoop out 1 heaping teaspoon of ham mixture from chilled pan, or divide mixture in pan by cutting it into thirds crosswise and in eights lengthwise.

  5. Shape into logs 1½-inch long and ¾-inch wide. Dip croquettes into eggs and roll in crumb mixture until evenly coated. Place croquettes on A large jelly roll pan or baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  6. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Fry croquettes for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Place on serving platter. Squeeze lime wedges over croquettes and serve with extra wedges. Serve hot.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 35mg
  • Calories: 74kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 83mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 251mg
  • Vitamin A: 116IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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