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Easy Ham Croquettes


"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."
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1 h 27 m servings 332 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (12 croquettes)

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  1. 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.
  2. Mix ham, mustard, and onion thoroughly into the butter mixture. Chill dough in the refrigerator until safe to handle, 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Shape chilled dough into croquettes about 1/3 cup apiece.
  4. Preheat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Per Serving: 332 calories; 19 g fat; 26 g carbohydrates; 13.9 g protein; 103 mg cholesterol; 1188 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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 f...