Ham Croquettes


A delicious croquette recipe, made with ham, onions, & cheese. It is so good & tastes just like I remember my mom's!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
10 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup onion, chopped

  • 3 medium green onions, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (16 ounce) package sliced honey ham, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 3 cups dried breadcrumbs, divided

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cups oil for frying

  • cup water


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, green onions, and garlic; cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

  2. Transfer contents of skillet to a large bowl. Stir in ham, Cheddar cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs. Beat 3 eggs; stir into ham mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using your hands, make golf ball-size balls out of the ham mixture.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spread remaining bread crumbs onto a plate. In a large bowl, beat 1 egg; stir in water. Dip balls into egg mixture, and roll in bread crumbs. Place balls in hot oil being careful not to crowd. Fry until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to soak up grease.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
18g Fat
27g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 978mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 225mg 17%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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