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Croquetas de Jamon (Ham croquetas)

Ingredients

  • 1lb of Ham

  • 3 tbsp. Butter

  • 1/2 white onion, diced

  • 1/2 tbsp. Sazón completa

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup of milk

  • 1/2 cup AP flour

For breading:

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cup galleta molida / breadcrumbs

  • 1 1/2 cup AP flour



Instructions


In your food processor, place your onion & garlic then pulse until finely minced. Add this to your cazuela with 2-3 tbsp. Of olive oil.


Add you ham to the food processor. Pulse until finely minced, should almost look like a paste.


Set your casuela with your onion & garlic mix over medium heat and cook for 5min until cooked down. Add to this the sazón completa and butter. Mix to combine and then add in your ham from the food processor, your milk and flour, mix and add your salt and pepper. Make sure it’s nice and seasoned to your liking. keep mixing until a thick paste forms.


Remove from the heat, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.


Remove from the fridge and start forming your croquetas. Use about 1/3 cup of your ham mixture and roll them into little logs. Place the formed croquetas in the refrigerator for an hour.


Set up a dredging station and place your eggs, galleta molida and flour in different bowls.


Start by getting your croquetas and covering them with the flour. Then roll the croquetas in the eggs and finally cover the croquetas with galleta molida.


Transfer the croquetas to a tray and place them in the refrigerator overnight.


Set your frying oil to 350° and fry your croquetas for 2-4 minutes or until golden.







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