Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes Recipe

Ham, Cheese and Potato Croquette
Prep in Prep in:
15 mins
Cook in Cook in:
10 mins
Serves Serves:
Makes 16
Per Serving %RI
KCAL 95 4%
Fat 5g 7%
Sat Fat 3.2g 16%
Salt 0.5g 8%
Sugar 0.9g 1%

Method

These great-tasting croquettes are crispy on the outside and full of warm cheesy mashed potato mixed with ham on the inside - simple and delicious!

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C, 180°C, Fan, Gas Mark 6.
  2. Melt the butter and whisk in the flour.  Season well, add the nutmeg.
  3. Slowly whisk in the milk on a medium heat. Add the bay leaf, if used and cook for a few minutes until thickened.
  4. Mix in the cheese, potato and ham and stir well. Leave for five minutes to infuse.
  5. Remove the bay leaf and spread the mixture out into an even rectangle on a cling film lined oven tray.
  6. Score into 16 rectangles. Take each rectangle, roll into a short, fat sausage and roll through the breadcrumbs. Repeat until finished.
  7. Remove the cling film from the baking tray, spray the croquettes with a little cooking oil and cook for 8-10 minutes until warmed through. Don’t cook too long or they will start to spread and collapse.
  8. Serve warm with spicy tomato salsa.

Ingredients

270g Fluffy potatoes, e.g.  Maris Pipers, boiled, peeled and mashed

50g butter

50g plain flour

Pinch nutmeg

220ml semi-skimmed milk

1 bay leaf, optional  

100g grated hard cheese, e.g. Manchego or strong Cheddar

125g thick cut ham, cut into ½cm cubes

Golden breadcrumbs, to coat

270g Fluffy potatoes, e.g.  Maris Pipers, boiled, peeled and mashed 50g butter 50g plain flour Pinch nutmeg 220ml semi-skimmed milk 1 bay leaf, optional   100g grated hard cheese, e.g. Manchego or strong Cheddar 125g thick cut ham, cut into ½cm cubes Golden breadcrumbs, to coat

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