Croquetas de Jamon: Ham Croquettes

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds cooking ham, large dice
  • 1 white onion, large dice
  • 2 red peppers, large dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup flour, plus 1/2 cup
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups cracker meal
  • Canola oil, for frying
Directions

In large saute pan, saute ham, onions, peppers, and garlic. Add tomato paste and caramelize. Add parsley, nutmeg, and heavy cream. Sprinkle with 1/2 the flour.

Season, cool, and grind in meat grinder. Shape into finger sized sticks or patties. Bread using remaining flour, egg, and cracker meal.

Heat a saute pan filled 1-inch with canola oil to 375 degrees F. Fry the croquettes until golden brown.


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