Ham Croquettes

Ham Croquettes


"A delicious croquette recipe, made with ham, onions, & cheese. It is so good & tastes just like I remember my mom's!"

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 347 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 347 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 136 mg
  • 45%
  • Sodium:
  • 1017 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, green onions, and garlic; cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer contents of skillet to a large bowl. Stir in ham, Cheddar cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs. Beat 3 eggs; stir into ham mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using your hands, make golf ball-size balls out of the ham mixture.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spread remaining bread crumbs onto a plate. In a large bowl, beat 1 egg; stir in water. Dip balls into egg mixture, and roll in bread crumbs. Place balls in hot oil being careful not to crowd. Fry until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to soak up grease.
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  1. 56 Ratings


This recipe was great! I was looking for something to make with the leftover spiral ham I had. My friends tol me to make pea soup but I knew my kids wouldn't like that. This recipe was perfect. All the ingredients were already in my house. I used the ham which I chopped finely with my food processor. The only thing is betweem the saltiness of the ham and chedder cheese, this really doesn't need the additional saly. Skip it or it gets too salty. Overall a great way to use the leftover ham, one that even the kids will love!

Holiday Baker

I love ham croquettes. I used to eat them with my grandma. There was two restaurants left that served them. One is closed down and one is 1 1/2 hours from me. Either way I found this recipe. I used 1 slice of pre-cooked Smithfield hardwood smoked center cut slice and shredded it. It is more similar to the ham used at the restaurants anyway. And, I have never eaten them made with ham lunch meat. I got 24 golf ball sized croquettes, which I shaped into little football shaped ovals like the restaurants. When I re-heat I might serve with a white or bechamel sauce, like I remember as a kid, with a little chopped parsley for garnish. And they are good with mashed potatoes and southern vegetables as a side. I think I will make this every Easter with some of that leftover fresh ham. Thank you submitter.


I've made this twice now & both times turned out delicious. However, the 2nd time, after I finely chopped the ham & added the veggies, bread crumbs & eggs, I used a hand blender to give it that final "paste-like" texture before dredging & frying. It came out way better like this, I think. I chose to omit the cheese this time as well-just because we didn't feel like it & it still turned out great. Thanks for the great recipe!