Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Well, this is unfortunate. The recipe ingredients are listed, but the method was cut off! Backing up, a croquette is a breaded and fried ball-like item. They are usually round, disc shaped or oval. The insides are generally meat and/or potato. So, it’s similar to a deep fried dumpling I suppose. Croquettes date back hundreds of years and may be founded in Jewish cuisine. They are popular worldwide and have many regional variations. They are frequently served with a sauce, either béchamel or other, based on the filling.

Ham and Cheese Croquettes

3/4 cup hot milk

26 salted crackers

1 cup American cheese, grated

12/ cup cooked ham, ground

1 egg

Salt & pepper

Pour hot milk over 1/2 cup finely crum-

Possible method: pour hot milk over 1/2 cup finely crumbled crackers. Stir to combine until smooth. Add in cheese and ham. Mix well. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled, form balls or patties with 2 T of the mixture. Dredge through flour, then egg, then the remaining cracker crumbs. Deep fry until golden. Drain on paper towels and season with salt & pepper.

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