These crispy croquettes are simple to make, with ingredients you'll likely have on hand. The saltiness of the ham with a slight tangy touch from yellow mustard produces a creamy flavor that is an instant favorite.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
12 mins
1 hr
1 hr 27 mins
12 croquettes


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour slowly, stirring to create a buttery paste. Add milk and salt; cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

  • Mix ham, mustard, and onion thoroughly into the butter mixture. Chill dough in the refrigerator until safe to handle, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Shape chilled dough into croquettes about 1/3 cup apiece.

  • Preheat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Beat eggs in a bowl. Place bread crumbs into a separate bowl. Dip each croquette in the egg; coat in bread crumbs. Repeat with remaining croquettes.

  • Fry croquettes in the hot oil in batches until browned and crispy, 7 to 8 minutes.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 13.9g; carbohydrates 26g; fat 19g; cholesterol 103mg; sodium 1187.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
Made as written and this didn't work for me at all. The flavor was great but the croquettes never would firm up in the oil. I let them go as long as I could without burning but when I tried to flip they crumbled. As written they are too wet. After chilling in the fridge overnight the batter balled up perfectly and I had high hopes but they disintegrated with the flip. The flavor was really good so I'd like to play around with this more but as written they just didn't work. Sorry. Read More