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Ham Croquettes

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Total Time:
34 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
16 Servings

These Cuban-inspired Ham Croquettes make an ideal appetizer or meal for any day of the week—breaded bite-sized logs made with tender diced h View More expand_more

These Cuban-inspired Ham Croquettes make an ideal appetizer or meal for any day of the week—breaded bite-sized logs made with tender diced ham and onion fried to crispy perfection. Serve with zippy honey mustard on the side and dip to your heart’s content!

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Ham Croquettes
alarm
Total Time:
34 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
restaurant_menu
Servings:
16 Servings

Ingredients


Ham Croquettes

Product ImageDiced Ham
1 package
Farmland Diced Ham
1 package
4 tablespoons
Butter
4 tablespoons
1/4 cup
Olive oil
1/4 cup
1 cup
All-purpose flour
1 cup
1
Medium onion, finely diced, 1
1
4 cups
Whole milk, at room temperature
4 cups
1 teaspoon
Nutmeg
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Salt
1 teaspoon
All-purpose flour, for breading
2
Eggs
2
8 ounces
Panko breadcrumbs
8 ounces
Honey mustard sauce, for dipping
Neutral oil, for frying

Honey Mustard Sauce:

2 ounces
Honey
2 ounces
ounces
Yellow mustard
ounces
1 teaspoon
Black pepper
1 teaspoon

Directions


  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium heat and melt the butter and olive oil in a heavy pan. Add the onions and sauté for about five minutes

  2. Add the nutmeg and salt. Mix in the diced ham and cook for no more than a minute. Add the flour and sauté, stirring constantly to incorporate flour as much as possible without burning it. Once browned, slowly add the milk

  3. Continue adding the milk, little by little, over the next 15-20 minutes. If the dough mixture gets dry, add more milk, stirring constantly until it reaches a thick, creamy consistency

  4. Place croquette dough into a large bowl and let it cool to room temperature. Once cooled, put plastic wrap directly on the dough and refrigerate at least four hours (ideally overnight)

  5. Once dough is completely chilled, portion croquettes with a small ice cream scoop and shape them into logs

  6. Using a large pot, preheat the oil to 350°F. Bread croquettes with flour, eggs. and breadcrumbs. Fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown

  7. Honey Mustard Sauce: Mix honey, mustard, and black pepper together and whisk. Serve on the side with Ham Croquettes.

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Ingredients


Ham Croquettes

1 package
Farmland Diced Ham
1 package
4 tablespoons
Butter
4 tablespoons
1/4 cup
Olive oil
1/4 cup
1 cup
All-purpose flour
1 cup
1
Medium onion, finely diced, 1
1
4 cups
Whole milk, at room temperature
4 cups
1 teaspoon
Nutmeg
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Salt
1 teaspoon
All-purpose flour, for breading
2
Eggs
2
8 ounces
Panko breadcrumbs
8 ounces
Honey mustard sauce, for dipping
Neutral oil, for frying

Honey Mustard Sauce:

2 ounces
Honey
2 ounces
ounces
Yellow mustard
ounces
1 teaspoon
Black pepper
1 teaspoon

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