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Recipe: Ham & Cheese Croquettes

Two Christmases ago, I was possessed by a domestic goddess wannabe spirit & decided to cook something for dinner. I ended up with my Tita Ging’s ham & cheese croquette recipe — something crispy on the outside, soft & filling on the inside. I surprised myself with the delicious outcome. You might want to try making some yourself!

For mashed potatoes:

  • 1 kilo potatoes, peeled & scrubbed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt & pepper

For croquettes:

  • 200 grams ham
  • 1 bar cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • oil for frying
  1. In a hot saucepan, boil potatoes with salt & water until tender. Drain.
  2. Transfer potatoes to bowl then mash till smooth.
  3. In bowl combine other ingredients for mashed potatoes & microwave till melted. Season with salt & pepper. Set aside.
  4. In skillet, cook ham. Drain on paper towel. In same pan, saute the onions. Stir in ham. Season with pepper.
  5. Form croquettes by placing 2 tbsp of mashed potatoes on palm & shape into an oval. At the center, mix in the ham & some cheese. Top with another 2 tbsp of mashed potatoes. Seal edges to enclose filling while shaping it into a ball.
  6. Dredge in flour, shape all mashed potatoes, arrange in tray & freeze for at least 20 minutes.
  7. Coat the croquettes with flour then dip in beaten eggs. Cover completely with breadcrumbs. Chill again for 10 minutes.
  8. Heat oil for frying then cook till golden brown. Place in paper towels.

Enjoy! Serves 4.

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This entry was posted on March 7, 2011 by in Food.
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