Ham and Cheese Croquettes
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Ham and Cheese Croquettes made with onion, ham, cheese and spring onion for freshness and colour.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 12
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for shaping
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ finely chopped ham of your choice
  • ½ cup plus ¼ cup grated Pecorino cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons spring onion
  1. Heat butter and oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until butter has melted.
  2. Add onion, and cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add flour gradually; cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in milk gradually ensuring no lumps and cook, whisking.
  5. Whisk in ham, ½ cup cheese, and spring onions.Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Spread mixture onto a baking sheet, and let cool completely.
  7. Whisk together eggs in a shallow dish. Stir together breadcrumbs and remaining ¼ cup cheese in another dish.
  8. Scoop tablespoons of cooled mixture, and shape.
  9. Working with 1 ball at a time, coat in beaten egg, then in breadcrumb mixture. Repeat and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Heat 2½ inches oil in a large, heavy stockpot until it reaches 375 degrees.
  11. Working in batches, fry croquettes, flipping once, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes total.
  12. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. (Adjust heat between batches as needed to keep oil at a steady temperature.)
  13. Serve warm.
Recipe by Grab Your Spork | grabyourspork.com at https://grabyourspork.com/recipes/snacks/ham-and-cheese-croquettes-recipe/