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Creamy Ham and Cheese Croquettes
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Creamy Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Classic ham croquettes with cheese, adding that extra creaminess and burst of flavor!
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Hello, I'm Javier Romero. Enjoy a lot of Spanish recipes from all categories: first courses, meat recipes , diet recipes, and desserts of all kinds.
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Classic ham croquettes with cheese, adding that extra creaminess and burst of flavor!
1HR
Total Time
$0.68
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
us / metric
Serrano Ham
to taste
Serrano Ham, finely chopped
Butter
1/2 cup
Ground Nutmeg
to taste
Ground Nutmeg
Milk
4 cups
Cheese
to taste
Cheese
Salt
to taste
Egg
1
Egg, beaten
Breadcrumbs
to taste
Breadcrumbs
Frying Oil
as needed
Frying Oil
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
334
Fat
21.3 g
Protein
10.3 g
Carbs
25.7 g
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step 1
Finely chop Serrano Ham (to taste).
step 2
Quickly fry the finely chopped serrano ham in a hot pan with a little bit of olive oil.
step 2 Quickly fry the finely chopped serrano ham in a hot pan with a little bit of olive oil.
step 3
In another hot pan add Butter (1/2 cup) and let it melt. When the butter is almost melted mix in the Ground Nutmeg (to taste). Add the All-Purpose Flour (1 cup) and mix well until flour and butter are thoroughly mixed.
step 3 In another hot pan add Butter (1/2 cup) and let it melt. When the butter is almost melted mix in the Ground Nutmeg (to taste). Add the All-Purpose Flour (1 cup) and mix well until flour and butter are thoroughly mixed.
step 4
At this point we can add in the Milk (4 cups) and start mixing with a whisk continuosly. The most important thing is that no lumps form.
step 4 At this point we can add in the Milk (4 cups) and start mixing with a whisk continuosly. The most important thing is that no lumps form.
step 5
Next, add in the Cheese (to taste) and Salt (to taste) and continue to whisk.
step 5 Next, add in the Cheese (to taste) and Salt (to taste) and continue to whisk.
step 6
Once cheese is integrated into mixture add in the fried diced ham. Continue to whisk until desired thickness is achieved. At this point we flip the mixture on a large plate and cover with film wrap. Place in fridge until mixture is firm.
step 6 Once cheese is integrated into mixture add in the fried diced ham. Continue to whisk until desired thickness is achieved. At this point we flip the mixture on a large plate and cover with film wrap. Place in fridge until mixture is firm.
step 7
Right before you take the mixture out of the fridge, beat an Egg (1) in a small bowl.
step 8
Once mixture is cold and firm we can start making croquets. Spread some flour or oil on your hands to avoid the mixture sticking to your hands. Take small chunks of the mixture and shape it into ovals or shape of choice. Cover in Breadcrumbs (to taste), then egg, and once more in breadcrumbs.
step 8 Once mixture is cold and firm we can start making croquets. Spread some flour or oil on your hands to avoid the mixture sticking to your hands. Take small chunks of the mixture and shape it into ovals or shape of choice. Cover in Breadcrumbs (to taste), then egg, and once more in breadcrumbs.
step 9
Heat a generous amount of Frying Oil (as needed) in a pan. Once the oil is really hot we can start adding the croquets. Continue to fry the croquets until golden and crispy.
step 9 Heat a generous amount of Frying Oil (as needed) in a pan. Once the oil is really hot we can start adding the croquets. Continue to fry the croquets until golden and crispy.
step 10
As the croquets become golden and heated through, transfer them to a plate with paper towels to drain the excess oil.
step 10 As the croquets become golden and heated through, transfer them to a plate with paper towels to drain the excess oil.
step 11
Serve immediately and enjoy!
step 11 Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Appetizers
Comfort Food
Snack
Shellfish-Free
Kid-Friendly
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