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Rocky's Zesty Ham Croquettes


"This recipe for ham croquettes is great for leftovers; it's a nice treat from the boring next-day ham and cheese sandwich or ham dinner."
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45 m servings 330 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 croquettes)

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  1. Grind ham into a large bowl.
  2. Beat 3 eggs in a small bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and dried onion; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture into the bowl with the ham; add the beaten eggs, 1 cup bread crumbs, Cheddar cheese, brown sugar, and black pepper. Mix by hand until combined; mold into 15 to 18 medium croquettes, or rectangular balls.
  4. Beat remaining 1 egg in a bowl with 1 tablespoon water. Pour remaining 2 cups bread crumbs into a large nonstick baking pan. Dip each croquette in the egg and roll in bread crumbs.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add croquettes; fry in batches until golden brown, about 10 minutes total. Place finished croquettes on a paper towels to drain excess oil.


  • 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: 330 calories; 19.8 g fat; 21.5 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 91 mg cholesterol; 818 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Made as written except that I finely diced my ham instead of grinding it. These turned out GREAT! The only change I would make next time is to use less breadcrumbs. They were more "bready" than ...