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Rating: 4.49 stars
93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Easter ham turns into a perfect combo of pancakes and croquettes for a nice way to use up some of the leftovers. Serve with a honey mustard sauce or any variety of chutneys. Applesauce is also a nice accompaniment.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix ham, mashed potatoes, green onions, egg, Dijon mustard, dill weed, salt, black pepper, and 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. If mixture is too moist to hold together, mix in an additional 1/4 cup of crumbs.

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  • Place remaining panko crumbs into a shallow bowl.

  • Scoop about 1/3 cup of the mixture and form into a ball; slightly flatten into a patty. Press both sides of patty into the panko crumbs; tap off any loose crumbs. Repeat with remaining mixture.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat until very hot; pan-fry 2 or 3 patties at a time in the hot oil until golden brown on each side, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 9.2g; carbohydrates 29.3g; fat 8g; cholesterol 44.7mg; sodium 848.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
I actually ran the ham and the green onions together through my food processor to get the fine consistancy that I was looking for. I actually fried these in my cast iron skillet in a mixture of EVOO and butter. I did not try these myself but my husband and kids thought they were MONEY. NO leftovers. I think these would be excellent for breakfast as a substitute for hashbrowns with a side of sunny side up eggs and bacon. This recipe is SUCH a keeper--thumbs up from my family. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2012
Not sure if I did something wrong being that so many other people had such great results. I followed the recipe exactly but I used CountryCrock garlic mashed potatoes from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. They came out so mushy that they fell apart in the frying pan and made such a mess. I think I will try these again only with homemade leftover mashed potatoes. Read More
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93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
I actually ran the ham and the green onions together through my food processor to get the fine consistancy that I was looking for. I actually fried these in my cast iron skillet in a mixture of EVOO and butter. I did not try these myself but my husband and kids thought they were MONEY. NO leftovers. I think these would be excellent for breakfast as a substitute for hashbrowns with a side of sunny side up eggs and bacon. This recipe is SUCH a keeper--thumbs up from my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2012
oh my goodness, avon! these are DELICIOUS! i made them tonite for a snack. we didn't really have dinner. i had to stop myself after the fourth one, cuz someone else may want some! LOL. i had two cups of mashed taters, so i used them up. i did however forget to add the dill. i have no explanation, so i look at it this way...another layer of flavour to look forward to the next time. there will absolutely be a next time. oh, i opted not to fry and baked them at 375 deg for 45 min. turning them halfway. nice and crisp on the outside. YUM! thanks for sharing with us Avon :) okay....update. i was very fortunate to have one leftover. i had it for breakfast the next morning with a fried over easy egg draped over top. it was amazing. you have no idea. you must try this!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
KEEPER ALERT! These are super yummy! I followed the recipe exactly, measuring everything so I wouldn't fail. I used my Pampered Chef food chopper to finely chop the ham. I put the patties together in the morning, then refrigerated them until dinner time. It made cooking dinner so easy. I only had to fry them about 3 minutes on each side and they were done. I served "Mustard Mayonnaise Sauce" from this site to accompany them along with a side of asparagus. This is a real winner and will be served many times over at our house. I just love having something new to make out of left-over ham. The crunch is my favorite part, be sure to use "panko" crumbs. Thank you Avon for sharing this SUPER YUMMY recipe---you rock!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2012
I thought these were 'good' but not 5 star. I think I would have liked them better if they had more ham less potatoes but I would make them again as a side dish for breakfast with eggs and toast. I had a problem with mine breaking in the frying pan when I turned them. Maybe another egg would help? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
When I first laid eyes on this recipe I knew I was going to make it. Definitely a keeper and I won t wait for leftovers to make these again. I ll go buy a small ham steak just to make these again. DW who follows her Weight Watchers to a tee threw caution to the wind and ate three of these. Now my only problem is which folder I will file it under in my recipe box. These Cake-ettes could be a main a side or made smaller for appetizers and can be served at breakfast lunch or dinner. If anyone is skeptical about the dill weed fear not it adds a depth of flavor without calling attention to itself. Thanks Avon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
Don't make my mistake! I used instant mashed potatoes and got a gluey soft tasteless patty. I added extra instant potato to the mix and put it in the fridge for an hour before frying thinking I was so smart. Not so! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2012
Anne these are AMAZING! Seriously. I could not believe the flavor that came out of these few simple ingredients. Wonderful flavor wonderful crunch and just downright delicious! I was planning to serve these w/ some sort of dipping sauce but after tasting one I decided that they didn't need anything. I also loved how these were all ingredients that I always have on hand...I think these would be great alongside some scrambled eggs or an omelet. These will definitely be making the rounds @ my house! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2012
Fantastic recipe! I made these for hubby's birthday breakfast. He loved them. Great flavor and very easy to put together. Served these with fried eggs. Yummy! I put the ham in a food processor because I was being lazy and didn't want to do it by hand. Great way to use leftover ham and taters. Thanks for the recipe Avon:) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
nice new way to use up leftover ham! I omitted the salt and dill weed, personal preference, I didn't have green onions so I finely chopped an onion and sauteed until transluscent, used Italian bread crumbs because I was out of panko, added some Mrs Dash, served with salad, really good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2012
Not sure if I did something wrong being that so many other people had such great results. I followed the recipe exactly but I used CountryCrock garlic mashed potatoes from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. They came out so mushy that they fell apart in the frying pan and made such a mess. I think I will try these again only with homemade leftover mashed potatoes. Read More
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