Ham Croquettes

Croquetas de Jamón

Croquetas de Jamón (Ham Croquettes)! These Cuban party staples feature a creamy ham filling and crisp breaded exterior. Truly addictive!

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Scoop the mixture into a heat-safe bowl or a shallow dish or pan. Let it cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until chilled.

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When the mixture is almost done chilling, set up the breading station Prepare a baking pan by lining with foil. Preheat the oven to 200°F.

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Using a tablespoon sized scoop, scoop the ham mixture and roll into logs. Place them onto the lined baking pan and continue until you've used all of the mixture.

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Dip each croquette into beaten egg, then roll in bread crumbs. Set back on lined pan. Heat  oil in a heavy bottomed skillet to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with paper towels.

Drop in about 5-6 at a time, turning often, and fry until crisp and golden brown. This will only take about a minute for each ham croquette, they continue to cook and darken slightly once removed.

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