Feb 15, 2010
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Ham and Cheese Croquettas

By: Rachelle Santos

Ham and Cheese Croquettas

There are many other types of croquettas you can make. You can use chicken or crab, for example. No matter what the filling, nobody can deny that these poppers are just creamy and yummy.

Makes 24 pieces Prep Time 30 minutes Cooking Time 25 minutes


650 grams potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup warm milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
150 grams grated cheese of your choice (manchego, Parmesan, mozzarella, cheddar)
3/4 cup finely chopped ham of your choice (jamon Serrano, sweet ham, salami, prosciutto)
salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups Japanese bread crumbs
oil for deep frying


1  In a pot, place potatoes and fill with water. Boil potatoes until soft, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  Drain potatoes and put it back in the pot. Over low heat, mash the potatoes. Add warm milk and melted butter. Mix well.

  Transfer potato mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add grated cheese and chopped ham and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Beat 1 egg and add to the mixture, mix well.

  Form mixture into oval-shaped croquettas (about 24 pieces). Beat remaining egg in a bowl. Dredge each croquetta in flour, dip in egg then roll it over bread crumbs. Lay the croquettas in a tray, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before frying.

  Deep-fry in hot oil, a few batches at a time, until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.


Photography by Ryan Fernandez │ Recipe and Food Preparation by Rachelle Santos │ Styled by Angelo Comsti 

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  • Agnes Oct 06 2010 @ 04:59pm Report Abuse
    Wonderful suggestion! I like it even better with jamon iberico de bellota, also known as pata negra. As you probably know Iberico is one of the most delicious hams in the world, it comes from Spain. Even The Economist said that becoming iberico ham is the best thing that can happen to a pig! buy jamon iberico online and have it delivered to your door.
  • camille santos Aug 09 2010 @ 08:29am Report Abuse
    it took as 3 hours!!!! you did not include the refrigeration time... but the food is good! and also fun to do! thanks!
  • miriam Mar 31 2010 @ 12:24pm Report Abuse
    HHmmmnnn...comfort food...hhmmmnnn...
  • miriam Mar 31 2010 @ 12:24pm Report Abuse
    HHmmmnnn...comfort food...hhmmmnnn...
  • miriam Mar 31 2010 @ 12:24pm Report Abuse
    HHmmmnnn...comfort food...hhmmmnnn...
  • geejay Mar 30 2010 @ 05:29pm Report Abuse
    will surely try this
  • joan Mar 30 2010 @ 09:26am Report Abuse
    truly delicious!!
  • rose Mar 30 2010 @ 08:40am Report Abuse
    ..tried this and my family liked it. :) thanks to you.
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