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.



Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
45 mins
16 croquettes


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Grind ham into a large bowl.

  • Beat 3 eggs in a small bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

330 calories; protein 16g 32% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fat 19.8g 31% DV; cholesterol 90.9mg 30% DV; sodium 817.5mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
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 they needed to be. Read More